Periodontal surgery is surgical treatment for gum Gum disease is caused by the germs (bacteria) which live in your mouth. The bacteria stick to your teeth, irritate the gums and make them bleed. Gum disease can eventually destroy the gum and bone which support your teeth.

You must have already received some treatment for your gum disease. This would have included teaching you how to clean your teeth thoroughly to remove the germs (plaque) above the gum. The dentist will have cleaned (scaled) your teeth to remove tartar and plaque above the gum. But you still might have some gum disease remaining which needs periodontal surgery to treat the gums and surrounding teeth and bone.

The result of periodontal surgery will depend on how well you continue to brush your teeth in the future and how severe your disease was at the start of treatment.

Post operatively some possible effects of the surgery are Of Periodontal Surgery

1. The gums will feel sore after the surgery and you may need to take painkillers, for example paracetamol, for a few days (as prescribed on the packet).
2. Occasionally the gums may bleed after surgery and you may also experience bruising and swelling of the gums or the face near the treated teeth.
3. The teeth may feel looser after the surgery but this is usually temporary.
4. Your teeth may become sensitive to hot, cold or sweet substances.