Our experienced dentists may recommend flap surgery to help reduce periodontal pockets and improve your oral health. This treatment is designed to help you begin healing so that you can once again enjoy a healthy mouth and smile. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Joyce Ma or Dr. Bhumika Patel and learn more about flap surgery in Princeton, New Jersey, contact Prime Dental Care at 609-688-8818.

Periodontal pockets are the areas below the gum line where gum tissue detaches from the teeth. These pockets host the disease-causing bacteria in your mouth, which causes and contributes to the development of gum disease. If left untreated, these pockets can also lead to the loss of your teeth and supporting bones, bleeding, and discomfort. The goal of flap surgery is to eliminate or reduce these periodontal pockets so that you can begin to heal and recover.

When you receive flap surgery, our dentists will make a small, flap-like incision in your gum tissue. The diseased tissue can then be removed from inside the pocket, and our dentists can thoroughly clean the teeth and gums to further eliminate harmful plaque and bacteria. The flap is then closed to seal the area and begin your healing process.

For more information about flap surgery and to schedule a consultation, please contact our team today.