Surgical Periodontal Care in Long Island, New York

Dental Implants & Periodontology of Massapequa provides surgical periodontics on the South Shore of Long Island and surrounding areas of New York. To learn more, call

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What Is Surgical Periodontics?

Surgical periodontics refers to any periodontal procedure that requires cutting of the gum tissue to access the treatment site. Surgery is often necessary to treat and repair the damage from chronic gum disease.


Benefits of Surgical Periodontics

  • Treats severe gum disease. When gum disease progresses to a certain severity, surgery may be the only successful option for treatment.
  • Repairs the damage caused by gum disease. Surgical periodontal procedures can repair damage to the jaw that is caused by chronic gum disease.
  • Prevents recurring gum disease. Periodontal surgery helps keep gum disease well controlled to prevent further damage to the periodontal tissues.
  • Improves the support structures for the teeth. Your teeth are more secure when the support structures have been repaired.

Why Choose Dental Implants and Periodontology of Massapequa?

We don’t just treat gum disease, we get to the source of the problem and provide long term solutions. Our procedures repair the damage caused by chronic gum disease with the goal of keeping it from coming back. Your oral health is closely tied to your overall health and wellness, and we are committed to providing the treatment you need to be at your best.

When you choose our practice you can be confident that you are in capable hands. We strive to make your experience as comfortable and positive as it can be each and every time you set foot in our office. You are a person, not a number, and we strive to make you feel like a valued member of our family.

Procedures Offered

  • Periodontal Regeneration. Periodontal regeneration refers to procedures that are done to repair the damage caused by gum disease.
  • Guided Tissue Regeneration. This is a procedure used to regenerate lost bone tissue. The gum tissue is opened to access the damaged area. All of the diseased tissue is removed and a membrane along with the bone graft is placed over the bone to allow it to heal.
  • Growth Factors (Bone Morphogenic Proteins). The use of growth factors in periodontal surgery promotes healing and regeneration of damaged tissue, resulting in faster recovery.
  • AlloDerm RTM. AlloDerm SELECT™ Regenerative Tissue Matrix (RTM) has been a widely accepted solution for soft tissue applications. Applications include root coverage, gingival augmentation, soft tissue augmentation around implants
  • Pocket Reduction Surgery. When gum disease is uncontrolled for a long enough period of time, it causes damage to the jaw bone that results in the development of deep pockets between the teeth and jaw. Pocket reduction surgery reshapes the bone to eliminate these spaces for the purpose of keeping gum disease from recurring.
  • Sinus Lift. A sinus lift is a surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the premolar and molar areas of your mouth. To add bone, an incision is made where the premolar and molar teeth were previously located. Once the bone is exposed, a small circular shape is made in the bone to access the sinus. Once the sinus is accessed, the sinus membrane is gently pushed up and away from the upper jaw. Once this is done, bone graft material is placed into the sinus space to change the shape and provide support. Once the bone is in place, the incision is closed and the healing process begins.
  • Extractions. A tooth that can not be saved with restorative materials may need to be removed. Before removal of the tooth, the area will be numbed with anesthesia. The tooth is loosened from the jawbone and surrounding ligaments and tissues with a gentle rocking motion. Once it is loose, it is gently removed. Stitches may be necessary after the removal of a tooth.

Frequently Asked Questions About Surgical Periodontal Care

Why do I need periodontal surgery?
You may need periodontal surgery if you’ve had gum disease that went untreated or was difficult to manage over a long period of time. This may have caused damage to the support structure for your teeth that needs to be repaired surgically.
Is periodontal surgery covered by insurance?
Dental insurance typically covers periodontal surgery because it is considered medically necessary to treat an oral health condition and keep it from coming back. Contact your insurance provider for specific information about your coverage.
Can lost bone tissue grow back?
Periodontal surgery such as guided tissue regeneration and the use of growth factors can promote regrowth of lost bone tissue for improved dental support and jaw structure.
What kind of anesthesia will I need for periodontal surgery?
All of the periodontal surgeries can be done under local anesthesia. However, we can also administer IV sedation if requested by the patient.
How long does it take to recover after periodontal surgery?
Recovery times vary based on your own personal rate of healing and the type of procedure you are having. Most people experience full recovery in about 2 weeks.

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