Anil Dental

At Anil Dental, our Gums or Flap Surgery is a specialized procedure designed to treat gum disease, specifically in cases where the gum tissue needs reshaping or if there is damage to the bone supporting the teeth. This surgical intervention is crucial for addressing periodontal issues, such as gum recession, pocket formations, and bone loss, aiming to restore gum health and prevent tooth loss.

When is the Treatment Required?

Gums or Flap Surgery becomes necessary when a patient experiences severe gum disease, with symptoms like gum recession, pockets between the teeth and gums, bone damage, and loose teeth. When conventional methods like scaling and root planing are insufficient, this surgery becomes essential to repair and regenerate the affected areas.

Benefits of Gums or Flap Surgery

  • Gum Restoration

    The surgery helps in restoring the natural shape and health of the gums.

  • Prevention of Tooth Loss

    It halts the progression of gum disease, preventing potential tooth loss.

  • Bone Regeneration

    By addressing bone damage, it facilitates bone regeneration and strengthens tooth support.

  • Elimination of Pockets

    Reduces deep pockets where bacteria thrive, thus lowering the risk of infection.

  • Enhanced Oral Health

    Improves overall oral health, reducing the risk of systemic health issues linked to gum disease.

  • Improved Aesthetics

    Enhances the appearance of the smile by correcting gum recession and irregularities.

Duration of the Treatment

The duration of Gums or Flap Surgery varies depending on the severity of the case. Typically, it can last from one to two hours. Recovery may take a few days to a few weeks, during which patients are advised to follow specific post-operative care instructions provided by the dental team.


Is the surgery painful?
Patients are typically kept comfortable during the procedure with local anesthesia, and post-operative discomfort is manageable with prescribed pain medication.
How long is the recovery period?
Recovery can vary but usually takes a few days to a few weeks. Strictly following post-operative care instructions accelerates the healing process.
Are there risks involved?
As with any surgery, there are risks, but the benefits often outweigh them. Your dentist will discuss potential risks during the consultation.
Will insurance cover this procedure?
Insurance coverage varies, but many dental insurance plans provide partial coverage for necessary periodontal treatments.