Periodontal Surgery

Montgomery County Periodontal Associates

Miles A. Mason, DDS, MSD

Periodontist & Dental Implant Surgeon located in The Woodlands, TX & Conroe, TX

The health of your gums and the bones that support your teeth are essential to the beauty and function of your smile. Periodontal concerns like gum disease and infections often require periodontal surgery for proper treatment. At Montgomery County Periodontal Associates in The Woodlands and Conroe, Texas, leading periodontist and dental implant surgeon Dr. Miles A. Mason provides a number of surgical options to help patients experience relief and achieve optimal oral health. To find out if your condition requires periodontal surgery, book an appointment by phone or online today.

Periodontal Surgery Q & A

What is periodontal surgery?

Periodontal surgery refers to a number of surgical procedures used to address gum/periodontal disease. Gum disease can have disastrous effects on oral health, eating away at gum tissue and causing tooth and bone loss. Some symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Swollen and painful gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Receding and/or loose gums
  • Bleeding while brushing and flossing

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to meet with a periodontist as soon as possible to prevent further complications like tooth and bone loss.

Dr. Mason has experience with a wide range of periodontal conditions and gives you the best treatment options for addressing your individual condition.

What are the different types of periodontal surgery?

Dr. Mason provides several surgical procedures that are used to address periodontal disease. These include:

Gum graft surgery

Gum graft surgery is used to help the body regenerate gum tissue. During this procedure, grafting material is applied to your damaged gums to induce your body’s natural healing process

Bone graft surgery

Similar to gum grafting, bone grafting is used to address bone loss due to periodontal disease. As plaque and bacteria begin to build up below the gumline, the jawbone begins to deteriorate. During this procedure, Dr. Mason applies bone grafting material (sourced from either your own body, a donor, animal, or synthetic material) to the affected area, regenerating the lost bone.

Dental implants

Dental implants are a long-term solution for damaged and missing teeth. Dental implants are replacement teeth roots that are surgically mounted to the jawbone. Once successfully attached, custom replacement teeth can be affixed to the implants for a natural, functioning smile.

Scaling and root planing

Scaling, often referred to as deep cleaning, which also involves root planing, is a procedure that helps address excessive plaque build-up. During this procedure, Dr. Mason removes the plaque from below the gumline, removing bacteria and allowing the gums to heal and return to normal.

What is the aftercare for periodontal surgery?

The aftercare for periodontal surgery depends on the procedure you undergo. Typically performed under local anesthesia, periodontal procedures like dental scaling heal in just a few days, while procedures like grafting and dental implants can take weeks for a full recovery.

To optimize your recovery time, it’s important to practice proper oral hygiene after your procedure and avoid irritating the treatment area. Dr. Mason requests that you return after your procedure for a follow-up appointment to ensure your mouth is healing well.

To learn more about how periodontal surgery can improve your oral health, book an appointment with Dr. Mason at Montgomery County Periodontal Associates by phone or online today. For your convenience, the office offers flexible scheduling for consultations, the procedure, and follow-up appointments.