What to Expect From a Gum Surgeon
If your dentist recommends for gum surgery a periodontist who specializes in gum diseases is the person to go to. If your dentist have the experience in periodontics, well, you are lucky. Like in many other surgeries, there are formalities to be followed to make the surgery safe. With that said, you will be expected to understand some things prior to the commencement of the surgery. Being in the know of what to expect will give you an upper hand of detecting when your dentist is not doing things right. Again, different gum surgery procedures will require different approaches.
Patient preparations comes first
Teeth cleaning is the first activity the surgeon will undertake. Use of anesthesia will be necessary to numb the gum for a painless surgery. Take note of some surgeons who skip this step as gum surgeries come with severe pain where no pre-numbing is done. Your dentist may also inquire about your past and current medications to get to know whether you may have any adverse effects during the operation.
During the process of surgery, the surgeon has to get to the affected tissues. First, he has to fold the gums in order to access the tissue below. The infected tissue is then removed together with the bacteria under the gum line. How well the surgeon is able to maneuver his/her tools inside your mouth without hurting your oral tissues is key to the success of the operation.
After the surgery
The surgeon positions back the gums and stitches them. The surgeon may either use dissolvable stitches or permanent ones. Dissolvable stiches will dissolve into your gum gradually. For the permanent ones you will need to revisit the surgeon for removal after some few days of healing.
Mainly, only some mild effects are felt after the surgery. The effects will vary with different people. Always follow the dentist’s medication so as to speed up the healing process. In case you encounter excessive bleeding and similar complications always be free to contact your dentist.
Why undergo gum surgery?
With all the pain, one may wonder why bother undertaking gum surgeries. Well, other than the downsides, there are far more positives to accrue from a gum surgery. Don’t be pessimistic to expect only the worst. Something nice is in store for you. First, it is a preventative procedure. You will cure tooth loss before it comes your way.
Second, a lovely smile which is hard to find is what you are awarded. As a matter of fact, your smile is what people use to judge you in public. With recessed gum lines, your teeth appear longer than normal. Be sure that will be a topic of discussion the next time you make a speech. So, you better preserve your smile before things get out of hand.
Pain and sensitivity are also kept off your oral cavity. Both come with stress and denial of taking some best dishes.
As we all know, surgeries come with some degree of risk. It is important that you try out other simpler methods before making up your mind to go for the surgery. Your gum disease might be so mild for a surgery.