I know that the primary goal is to reduce bacteria build up leading to gum, bone and tooth loss. But, does it really work? Is there real gingival re-attachment? How long for the reattachment to take hold so I can brush again?
DDS: Just How Successful is Periodontal Pocket Reduction Flap Sugery?
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Doctor Answers 1
Flap surgery and pocket reduction is very successful. Will types of periodontal treatment so many times long term results are tied to the patient. I feel its very much like a diet short term very successful long term most patients fall off the wagon and the disease comes back good luck stay on top of it
Kevin Coughlin DMD, MBA, MAGD CEO Baystate Dental PC
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