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Flap Surgery

Flap surgery is a procedure that involves cleaning the root surface and repairing bone damage caused by gum diseases. A gum specialist does this procedure. Before starting this procedure, the affected person is given local anesthesia in the area to be worked. It takes around 45 minutes to complete a single quadrant. Most patients do not feel any discomfort after surgery. Taking pain-relieving medicines helps to provide some relief from pain.

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Is it necessary to get plastic surgery following Mohs surgery?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 36-year-old female. I had Mohs surgery on my temple. My hole is big and it is pretty deep. They went three rounds. My question is, is it better to heal by secondary intention or to have a plastic surgery with a flap in which he would take skin from behind the wound on my head? Will ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and history. The wound is quite big and it definitely require plastic surgery. If you wait for healing by secondary intention, then your wound may take around four to six months for complete heali...  Read Full »

I am suffering from severe bone loss. Do I need flap surgery to correct it?

Query: Hello doctor, Please tell me if I have bone loss. Do I need flap surgery to correct bone loss? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Yes, it is needed to go with flap surgery. It is a useful procedure to regain the strength of teeth soon and is effective. Also, maintain oral hygiene properly and use mouthwash after brushing twice a day. Wish you good health and ha...  Read Full »

The flap is not attached to the teeth after flap surgery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had flap surgery on my lower teeth because my front two teeth have receded gum line because of hard brushing over the years. However, my oral hygiene is excellent overall because I get scaling done every five to six months. But after the procedure, I went to the dentist's offic...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. According to the reports attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), the area has not healed correctly. The reasons may be gum health issues, maintenance of hygiene after surgery, or improper sutur...  Read Full »

My teeth and gums are not in a good condition. Should I go for flap surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a gum flap on the upper teeth. The dentist suggested that I had an aggressive form of periodontitis. My teeth have become weaker now and more susceptible to damage. Now, my gums have receded and my teeth look longer. Also, my lower molar teeth have deep pockets. The dentist sugg...  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. No, this will not damage anything. The condition of your teeth and gum is not esthetic and that is why flap is needed. Basically, flap surgery is done to clean gums and teeth from the inside. It strengthens the teeth and gum. It is safe a...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for a pus-filled pimple at the site of my flap surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I had a root canal treatment done on the lower left side second molar about four to five years back by an endodontist. Two years after the treatment, the ceramic crown came off and was replaced by a metallic crown. Recently, I had a pus pimple under that tooth ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The infection is due to the improperly done root canal of the mesial root of that tooth. Flap surgery was done needlessly.The treatments possible are: 1. Frequently, what the dentist would do after such a problem is to extract that tooth. 2. Go to an endodontist and r...  Read Full »

My skin around the surgical site looks black and dead. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 57-year-old female. I am 4 feet and 3 inches tall. I underwent leg surgery 11 months back. The surgical wound has been infected three times already with pus discharge. After cleaning the discharge, a small area remains unhealed, and the implants fixed during surgery can be still see...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly post the images of the affected leg and the infected wound after the surgery. I will be able to comment only after seeing the photos.   Read Full »

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