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Periodontal Surgery

PAtient getting ready for periodontal surgery at Lowen Perio For some patients, surgical periodontal treatment may be indicated in additional to non-surgical treatment.

The following are some of the reasons why surgery might be necessary:

•  To clean and reduce periodontal pockets (flap surgery). You cannot keep deep pockets clean and free of plaque just by brushing and flossing alone. The pockets may also be too deep even for a dental professional to clean. Therefore, your periodontist may decide that surgery is necessary to remove plaque and calculus below the gumline. The gums are lifted away from the teeth to allow access for cleaning and smoothing of the tooth roots. Your periodontist will reduce the pocket and reposition the gums with stitches to minimize areas where disease-causing bacteria can hide.
•  To reshape damaged bone (osseous surgery). This procedure is completed to smooth the uneven or irregular surfaces of the damaged bone and to promote proper healing of the gum tissue.
•  To regenerate or "regrow" tissue (bone grafting or guided tissue regeneration). These techniques restore and strengthen the support of the teeth so they can function longer. There are many new technologies available to enhance bone regeneration.

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Contact Information:

9900 SW Greenburg Rd, Suite #230
Tigard, OR 97223-5473

503 620 1117


Mon: 7am-4pm
Tue: 7am-4pm
Wed: By Appointment
Thu: 7am-4pm
Fri: 7am-1pm

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