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Hardened tartar that accumulates on your teeth near the gumline can promote the gum inflammation of gingivitis. Without professional treatment and improvements in your oral hygiene habits, gingivitis can progress to the serious gum infection of periodontitis.

The bacterial presence in your gums can cause them to pull back from the base of your teeth allowing small pockets of infection to develop near the roots of your teeth. In time chronic periodontitis can cause a gradual depletion of bone structure and the loss of multiple teeth.  

Sometimes the most effective treatment method for a severe periodontal infection is to have one of our professionals perform a gingival flap treatment. This oral surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis and usually requires deep sedation.

Once you have been fully sedated your surgeon will make small incisions in your gums. This provides him with direct access to infected material for easy removal. After the infected material has been remediated, he will edit and adapt your healthy periodontal tissues over the base of your teeth.

Park Avenue Oral Surgery will provide you with any necessary aftercare measures. This could also include a prescription for antibiotics and pain medication.

If you live in the New York, New York, area and you have periodontal health concerns, you should call 212-644-7009 to seek treatment at Park Avenue Oral Surgery.