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Gum Surgery in Cochrane

Enabling You to Reach Optimal Oral Health

Taking care of your gums is incredibly important when it comes to preventing more serious problems. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, can result in serious health conditions such as heart disease or a stroke. Most often, gum diseases such as gingivitis are a result of poor dental hygiene.

Call Fifth Avenue Dental Clinic at (403) 932-9660 today to learn more about our gum surgery in Cochrane, AB.

Some signs that you may have gum disease include bleeding, redness, swelling, sores, pus, or persistent bad breath. If you are experiencing any signs of gum disease, we urge you to make an appointment at our Cochrane dental office for an examination. At Fifth Avenue Dental Clinic, our team uses advanced technology and techniques to treat gum disease and to help our patients achieve optimal oral health.

Thorough Gum Disease Treatment

To prevent serious consequences, gum disease is often treated with surgery. Dr. Kostyk is highly trained and experienced in performing various types of gum surgery to help restore oral health. She is extremely knowledgeable in gum disease and can work with you to determine the right solution to your problems.

Types of gum surgery we can perform include:

  • Flap surgery — Also known as pocket reduction surgery, this surgery will lift the gums off of the teeth, so your dentist can remove tartar buildup. The gums are then stitched back into place.
  • Bone grafting — This surgery involves replacing damaged or destroyed bone that surrounds the root of the tooth. This allows the affected tooth to regrow.
  • Guided tissue regeneration — In this surgery, the dentist places a mesh-like material between the gum tissue and the bone, allowing the bone and surrounding tissues to regrow.
  • Tissue grafting — This procedure involves removing tissue, usually from the roof of the mouth, to graft it to areas where gum lines have receded. This covers any exposed roots and prevents further damage.

Treating your gum disease is vitally important and can help improve your health. Trust the team at Fifth Avenue Dental to help take care of your smile following your surgery, as well. Ensure your oral health is a priority and schedule regular checkups and cleanings with us.

Is Gum Surgery Necessary?

Gum surgery could be necessary for anyone suffering from gum disease. Gum disease is a very serious and common condition. The severity of the condition will determine what treatment should be taken to This is a common and very serious condition. In fact, most adults will suffer from some form of gingivitis during their lifetime. The severity of the condition will determine what steps one can take to alleviate it. If the gum disease is minor, it could be possible to heal the gums by performing a deep cleaning. However, if the gum disease is severe or left untreated, it may require surgery.

What can I expect after gum surgery?

After your surgery, you will experience minor bleeding. You can control the bleeding with gauze, but it is crucial to avoid rinsing and spitting for the first 24 hours to avoid blood clotting. You may experience swelling, which can be reduced with use of an ice pack held to your face near the surgical area. Your dentist may also prescribe antibiotics and pain medication to reduce swelling, pain, and prevent infection. You should maintain a soft diet of balanced, nutritional meals for at least two weeks after gum surgery. It is also important that you limit yourself to only light physical activity and refrain from tobacco usage for two weeks after surgery.

Fifth Avenue Dental Clinic provides comprehensive gum disease treatments. Make your health a priority and call today at (403) 932-9660 to schedule an appointment.

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