Do You Know What a Gum Flap Procedure Is?
The primary goal of gum flap surgery is to reduce the depth of periodontal pockets, making them easier to maintain.
Deep pockets between teeth and gums (6 millimeters or deeper) make it difficult for dentists to remove plaque and tartar thoroughly. Gum flap surgery is removing the gingival flap from the tooth socket. Sometimes it is essential to remove unhealthy tissue and even bone. Following that, root planing is utilized to smooth up the tooth's surface. The area is treated, and the gum flap is restored and sutured to allow the bone and gum tissue to heal.