There are four goals of Gum Surgery:
Reducing Bacterial Spread: Bacteria from the mouth can spread throughout your body. These bacteria have been linked to systemic conditions such as heart disease and respiratory disease. Removing deep tartar and bacteria can help reduce the risk of bacteria spreading.
Preventing Bone Loss: Your immune system’s inflammatory response prompted by periodontal bacteria can lead to loss of jawbone and cause your teeth to fall out. Gum surgery is performed to stop periodontal disease before it progresses to this level.
Enhancing Your Smile: Mouths plagued with periodontal disease are often unsightly. Brown gums, rotting teeth, and ridge indentations can leave a person feeling depressed and too self-conscious to smile. Fortunately, Gum surgery can help restore your mouth to its former radiance, while restoring confidence at the same time.
Facilitating Home Care: As the gum pocket deepens it can become nearly impossible to brush and floss adequately. Gum surgery reduces pocket size, making it easier for you to brush and floss, and thereby prevent further periodontal disease.