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Periodontal Flap Surgeries

Periodontal flap surgeries are used to treat uncontrollable periodontitis (a severe gum disease). Initially, the periodontal pockets (pathological deepening of gingival sulcus) with calculus (tartar) are cleaned by scaling. When the periodontal pockets exceed beyond the gum line, they result in gum recession, and the surrounding tissues and ligaments get destroyed. Flap surgeries are done to reposition the receded gums and to repair the periodontal pockets.

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My lower tooth started moving after wisdom teeth removal. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Around six months ago, I removed four wisdom teeth (one tooth per month). I remember the first two were not very painful, but the third and the fourth ones, especially the fourth, gave me really bad headaches and it even made my whole cheek swell for a few days. Anyways, I also noticed ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Braces are not good for the time being. Allow the molar tooth to become firm. Get an X-ray done to confirm whether there is any periodontal recession. The bone support may be very less at the area behind where the wisdom tooth was removed, hence more mobility to fro...  Read Full »

Why is my tooth root exposed?

Query: Hello doctor, My two front bottom teeth are wearing away from the inside (from below upwards). They will soon have the roots exposed and then I will surely lose them. Is there anything I can do to slow down the process? Brushing now seems to accelerate it with chunks coming out!! I have not been to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The scraping done to the inside area of lower front teeth is necessary to remove calculus deposited at the site. This procedure is called the dental scaling. We definitely have to remove those calculus deposits for longer life of the teeth. Use warm salin...  Read Full »

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