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If you regularly struggle to remember to brush your teeth each morning and night, or you are reticent to floss at least once each day, the residual bacterial matter in your mouth could gradually harden into tartar. The presence of this bacterial substance near the gumline is the leading cause of gum disease.

If you fail to attend your regularly scheduled dental exams at Simon Dental Care’s clinic, the early gum inflammation of gingivitis can gradually worsen. In time it could escalate into the more serious periodontal infection, which is known as periodontitis.

As it continues to develop, this severe form of gum disease can cause your gumline to recede. This can cause small pockets of infection form in your gums near the roots of your teeth. Over time this level of gum infection can eventually cause the loss of multiple teeth.

In a case of severe periodontitis, the most effective treatment plan might call for Dr. Preethy Jacob Kunthara to perform a gingival flap surgery.

This outpatient oral surgery usually requires full sedation. Afterward a friend of family member drive you home while the sedative effect gradually dissipates.

This type of oral surgery calls for making a small incision in your gums near the infected or inflamed tissues. This will provide direct access to any infected material near the roots of your teeth. Once all the infected material has been removed some your healthy gum tissues will be adapted over the base of your teeth to restore a healthy gumline.

After the surgery Dr. Preethy Jacob Kunthara might also prescribe antibiotics, anti-inflammatory or pain medication. This will help to remove all traces of infection from your periodontal tissues, and while allowing you to recover comfortably.

If you live in the Gilbert, Arizona, area and you are concerned about the health of your gums, you should call 480-833-0880 to seek treatment at Simon Dental Care.