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When alveolar bone has been lost in a vertical pattern and/or the disease has progressed to the moderate to advanced stage, surgical therapy is often required in order to access the calculus which is now deeper down on the root surface and not accessible to the scaling and root planning procedure. Periodontal flap surgery is similar to scaling and root planning with the exception that the gingivae are flapped away from the teeth and bone. This allows Dr. Turunen full access to the roots. She will remove the calculus, plane the root surfaces and contour the bone if necessary. In some instances bone (osseous) replacement grafts will be placed into vertical defects. This encourages repair of the lost bone.

Dr. Turunen utilizes oral sedation in addition to local anesthetic for both the scaling and root planning and periodontal surgery procedures for enhanced patient comfort. In some instances IV sedation will be utilized.

For more information on any of the above procedures please click below:

American Academy of Periodontology

 

American Dental Association

 

When alveolar bone has been lost in a vertical pattern and/or the disease has progressed to the moderate to advanced stage, surgical therapy is often required in order to access the calculus which is now deeper down on the root surface and not accessible to the scaling and root planning procedure. Periodontal flap surgery is similar to scaling and root planning with the exception that the gingivae are flapped away from the teeth and bone. This allows Dr. Turunen full access to the roots. She will remove the calculus, plane the root surfaces and contour the bone if necessary. In some instances bone (osseous) replacement grafts will be placed into vertical defects. This encourages repair of the lost bone.

Dr. Turunen utilizes oral sedation in addition to local anesthetic for both the scaling and root planning and periodontal surgery procedures for enhanced patient comfort. In some instances IV sedation will be utilized.

For more information on any of the above procedures please click below:

American Academy of Periodontology

 

American Dental Association