Gingival flap

A gingival flap is a procedure where the gum tissue around a tooth or teeth or over an area of jawbone is lifted away to help gain access to the area or to allow for visualization of an area.

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The procedure

It is a surgical procedure that is sometimes necessary to allow Dr. Seale to inspect the roots of a tooth for a possible fracture, place a restoration below the gumline, or smooth a rough root or restoration surface.

Treatment options

  • Gingival flaps are used in combination with other treatments such as bone grafting, difficult extractions, or implant placement. These are just a few examples. The gingival flap procedure is a versatile procedure used to improve access and visualization in areas that are difficult to see and reach.

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Our step by step process to get you back the smile you deserve.

  • 01. Clear communication

    Dr. Seale and his staff will be happy to help guide you through treatment processes to ensure that you understand your options and benefits.

  • 02. Diagnosis

    During your initial exam, Dr. Seale will evaluate your specific needs by performing a thorough examination.  He will then advise you of your best treatment options.

  • 03. Treatment

    Each patient is different and Dr. Seale will recommend treatment to set the patient up for the best possible chance at success.

  • 04. Maintenance

    Periodontal maintenance is a professional cleaning procedure where a hygienist thoroughly cleans the teeth. Maintenance care is critical to maintain a healthy beautiful smile.

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