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Ignoring your daily oral hygiene routine, or failing to floss on a daily basis can cause hardened tartar to build up on your teeth near the gumline. If you further choose to procrastinate your routine dental checkup it could put your gums at increased risk of suffering from periodontal disease.

Without professional treatment, the periodontal inflammation of gingivitis can worsen into the serious gum infection of periodontitis. As it continues to develop small pockets of infection can develop near the roots of your teeth. This can eventually lead to a gradual depletion of bone structure and the loss of multiple teeth.

In a case like this, Dr. Peter Warshawsky might recommend performing a gingival flap oral surgery to help treat the infection and restore your gum health. The treatment is typically performed on the outpatient basis and usually, requires deep sedation. Afterward, you will need to have someone drive you home while the sedative effect gradually dissipates.

During the oral surgery, Dr. Peter Warshawsky will make small incisions in your gums. This exposes the infected material for easy removal. Once this is done, our team will edit and adapt your healthy periodontal tissues over the base of your teeth.

Our professionals will provide you with any necessary aftercare measures. This could also include a prescription for antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, and pain management medication.

If you live in the Palm Desert, California, area and you have periodontal health problems, you should call 760-674-4410 to seek treatment at Periodontics of the Desert. Let us help you get your best smile today!