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Periodontal Surgery

If you have advanced gum disease, periodontal surgery might be the best way to resolve it. That is an area of expertise for Kathy Soleimani, DDS, of Dental Aesthetics and Wellness Center in Aliso Viejo, California. To explore periodontal surgery and other treatments for gum disease, schedule a visit at your earliest convenience. You can always call to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff.

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Periodontal Surgery Q&A

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is a serious gum infection, one that can threaten both your dental and overall health. Periodontal disease is among the most common chronic health conditions in the nation and affects both adults and children. 

Learning how to spot the initial signs of gum disease can help you take action early, when treatment is often most effective. Some of the signs you are developing gum disease include:

  • Red gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Bleeding during brushing
  • Bad breath
  • Changes in how your teeth fit together
  • Loose teeth
  • Pain during chewing

Left untreated, gum disease can worsen, eventually leading to tooth loss and threatening your health. 

What is periodontal surgery?

Periodontal surgery is a term used to describe procedures that treat your gum tissue. There are several types of periodontal surgery. Dr. Soleimani will assess your gum disease and let you know which treatment options are right for your specific needs. 

Some procedures remove bacteria that lurk just beneath the surface of your gums. Brushing alone cannot reach or remove this bacteria. Left untreated, it can multiply and cause your gums to pull away from your teeth. 

Some procedures change the shape of your jawbone, improving the connection between the teeth and gums. Certain procedures can make it easier for you to keep your teeth and gums clean and can help reverse gum disease. 

Dr. Soleimani is proud to offer the latest in dental technology, including a surgical laser treatment platform. This advanced technology allows precise treatments that preserve as much of your healthy gum tissue as possible. 

What should I do to prepare for periodontal surgery?

Dr. Soleimani will advise you on the exact steps to take to prepare for your periodontal surgery. In general, it’s important to stop taking any medications that thin the blood in the weeks leading up to your procedure. 

If you are a smoker, take steps to find a smoking cessation program that works for you. Smoking impedes your body’s healing abilities and can complicate your recovery process. 

If you’ll need medications after your procedure, ask for help picking up those prescriptions and managing your medication for a day or two after your surgery. You will also need someone to drive you home after your visit. 

If you’re prescribed an antibiotic, follow the usage instructions. Stopping an antibiotic too soon can cause a serious infection and can lead to overall health problems that extend far beyond your dental health. 

If you have questions or concerns about periodontal disease or periodontal surgery, call the office to schedule a consultation. Online booking is also available on this website and takes just moments to complete.   We have offices at Aliso Veijo, Laguna Hills and Laguna Woods, CA serving the patients of Orange county.