Sometimes a certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon will recommend gingival flap treatment to address a severe case of periodontal disease. This type of oral surgery is designed to remove infected material from the roots of your teeth while effectively restoring a healthy gumline. Dr. Joseph Fullmer, Dr. Mark Ryser and Dr. AJ Stosich perform oral surgery for our patients in the Draper, Utah, area.
Proper preparation and quality aftercare are very important for a successful recovery after gum surgery. This can help minimize discomfort and prevent post-treatment infection.
Gum surgery typically requires full sedation. Afterward, you will still feel some sedative effect, so you will need to arrange for a safe ride home.
The tar and other chemicals introduced into your mouth by smoking or chewing tobacco can irritate healing periodontal tissues. Tobacco use can increase your recovery time and potentially lead to a significant infection.
If you are a tobacco user, you should strongly consider talking to your primary physician about cessation program. If possible, you should try to select a program that doesn’t use lozenges or nicotine gum which can also irritate healing gum tissues.
Dr. AJ Stosich might also provide you with any necessary pain or antibiotic medications. You will need to take them as directed at specified dosages and times.
If you are in the Draper, Utah, area and you have been struggling with chronic gum disease problems, you can call 801-576-5910 to set up a consultation at Aspire Surgical.