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Treating advanced stages of periodontal disease

Surgical periodontal treatments are typically recommended if your gum disease develops into periodontitis, the more advanced stage of gum disease. There are several surgical procedures which our dentist may recommend depending on your individual needs and the condition of your mouth. When you visit our office, Dr. John A. Marino will carefully examine your mouth to determine which treatment will be most beneficial for you. Call us today at 703-485-4534 to schedule your appointment and learn more about surgical periodontal treatment in Annandale, Virginia.

In the more advanced stages of periodontal disease, the gums and supporting bone structures begin to deteriorate. This leads to gum recession, bone loss and tooth loss. Depending on the severity of your condition, Dr. Marino may recommend flap surgery, bone grafting, tooth extractions or other surgical procedures as the best options to treat your gum disease.

Flap Surgery
Also known as gingivectomy or pocket reduction surgery, flap surgery helps to remove bacteria and tartar from your teeth. This procedure involves peeling back your gum tissue to clean the teeth and administering an antimicrobial liquid to kill any remaining bacteria in the area. Flap surgery is intended to reduce bacteria spread and halt bone loss, and may be performed in conjunction with bone grafting.

Bone Grafting
This surgical procedure is typically performed when you do not have sufficient bone tissue to support your teeth or a restorative treatment. It is usually recommended when gum disease has damaged the bone around your tooth roots. Bone grafting involves placing bone material into defects around the teeth in order to create a stronger and more stable foundation.

Tooth Extractions
If your gum disease is especially severe, our dentist may perform a tooth extraction to remove the diseased teeth from your mouth. This will help us begin the process of restoring your oral health. Our dentist may also perform a bone graft as part of the extraction process.

If you have any questions about surgical periodontal treatments, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marino, call our office today.