Periodontal surgery may be required to treat gum diseases or conditions like gingivitis and periodontitis. These conditions can cause damage to teeth, gums and bone and surgery is often the only way to repair the damage done.
Apart from curing existing problems periodontal surgery is also a cosmetic procedure as it can:
– Reduce gaps between the teeth and the gums
– Reshape the jaw bone
– Prevent future tooth loss
Periodontitis can cause an “inflammatory response that destroys bone and tissues” and a dentist may have little option other than to recommend surgery to cure the problems associated with the disease. Further reading on periodontal surgery can be found at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321168.php.