In Advanced Periodontitis where non-surgical therapy has been unsuccessful in arresting the disease, surgery may help.
Clinical studies show that in severe cases surgery, in association with a regular maintenance care programme surgery can prevent tooth loss in up to 85% of patients.
There are a variety of surgical techniques used and Dr McElhinney will discuss these with you in detail. Surgical procedures that Dr Gerrardine McElhinney performs include:
- Connective Tissue Graft
- Flap Surgery
- Crown Lengthening
- Surgical exposure of unerupted teeth
- Surgical Extractions
- Dental Implant Surgery
- Biopsy of Oral Tissue