Gum surgery is a surgical procedure to treat periodontal gum diseases. There are two types of gum surgery. The flap surgery involves making a flap like opening in the gum and cleaning plaque from deep periodontal pockets. Gum grafting surgery is performed when the patient has insufficient gum tissue. Gum surgery takes about 60 to 90 minutes.
Is Gum Surgery painful?
Gum surgery is performed after administering local anaesthesia. Patients should not feel any pain during the surgery.
When can I travel by air after Gum Surgery?
Patients should travel by air up to two days after gum surgery. They should get certification from their doctor as fit for travel by air before embarking on their journey.
How long does recovery after Gum Surgery take?
Complete recovery from gum surgery will take three to four weeks.
What post-operative care is required after Gum Surgery?
Patients should take all prescribed medications correctly. They should apply ice packs on their face to bring down the swelling. They should eat soft food till the stitches are removed. They should rinse their mouths gently for the first few days after surgery. Patients should not smoke or drink alcohol for at least a month. They should sleep with their head elevated till the swelling comes down. Patients should avoid strenuous exercise and lifting heavy objects for at least a month.
What are the alternatives to gum surgery?
The alternative to gum surgery is the laser assisted gum disease treatment also called LANAP.