What is a gum flap procedure?
Surgery Overview A flap procedure cleans the roots of a tooth and repairs bone damage caused by gum disease. A gum specialist (periodontist) or an oral surgeon often performs the procedure. Before the procedure, you will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area where the doctor will work on your gums.
Are you awake for gum flap surgery?
Most gum surgery procedures take around 2 hours to complete. In some cases, the surgery will require a person to be asleep or partially asleep during the procedure. Other times, the surgery only involves the use of a local anesthetic to numb the gums. The injection of the numbing medication can be mildly uncomfortable.
Can dentist remove gum flap?
The dental professional will monitor the area to ensure the infection does not recur. Still, if symptoms return or become severe, they may recommend an operculectomy to remove the flap of gum tissue.
How is the periodontal flap surgery procedure done?
The periodontal flap surgery procedure 1 A local anesthetic is used to numb the gums and reduce discomfort during the surgery. 2 Vertical incisions are made on the gums on both sides of the tooth/teeth to be treated. 3 The periodontist uses a scalpel to separate the gums from the teeth.
How is local anesthetic used in gum flap surgery?
A local anesthetic is used to numb the gums and reduce discomfort during the surgery. Vertical incisions are made on the gums on both sides of the tooth/teeth to be treated.
How is the masseter muscle transposition flap done?
Clinical assessment prior to surgery is necessary to determine that the muscles of mastication are functioning. Traditionally, the masseter muscle transposition flap requires detaching the muscle insertion at the mandibular angle and reattaching it to the oral commissure.
When do you use the tunneled transposition flap?
Tunneled transposition flap. The tunneled transposition flap is a single-staged flap for the repair of deep defects of the nasal ala that do not lend themselves to skin graft repairs. When a decision is made by the surgeon to use this particular flap, 2 important considerations must be addressed.