Periodontal Surgery In Perspective
The purpose of periodontal surgery is to treat deformities and tissue loss created by the disease process, eliminating “pockets” of diseased tissue in order to create and maintain periodontal health. Techniques have been developed to deal with the gingival (gum) tissues and underlying bone. The objectives of periodontal flap surgery are to:
Eliminate or reduce pockets Regenerate periodontal tissues and their (re)-attachment to the teeth.
Create more normal periodontal form, function, and aesthetics Promote an environment more conducive to good oral hygiene practices and professional maintenance care.