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Left untreated severe periodontal disease can affect your quality of life, complicated other medical conditions, and potentially lead to the loss of multiple teeth. If the periodontal inflammation of gingivitis is allowed to worsen into a chronic case of severe periodontitis, oral surgery might be the only effective means of intervention.

Treatments like gingival flap, gingival resection, or gum grafted designed to remove infected material from the base of your teeth while also modifying the healthy periodontal tissues to recreate a healthy gumline.

Proper preparation and quality aftercare are very important for reducing your chances of suffering adverse complications after gum surgery.

Most gum surgeries require full sedation. Afterward you will likely feel some latent sedative effect, so a friend or family member will need to drive you home.

Tobacco users need to keep in mind that even occasional tobacco use can complicate the recovery process. Tar, and other chemicals introduced to your mouth by smoking or chewing tobacco can irritate healing gum tissues. Even just the heat from smoking can also have an adverse effect on the incision sites in your periodontal tissues.

This can increase healing time and increase your chances of suffering a more significant infection. If you use tobacco on a regular basis you should talk to your doctor in advance to find a cessation program that’s right for you. Try to select a program that doesn’t use lozenges or nicotine gum.

Dr. Farshid Ariz will likely provide you with any necessary pain or antibiotic medications. If so, you will need to take the standard dosage at the appropriate time.

If you are in the West Los Angeles, California, area and you have been struggling with chronic gum disease problems, you can call 310-826-3399 to schedule a consultation at Farshid Ariz D.M.D..