What to Expect During the Procedure
Dr. Rink and his team try to make gum flap surgery as comfortable as possible and will guide you through the treatment from start to finish.
Dr. Rink will begin by removing plaque and tartar buildup from the surfaces of your teeth using specialized tools. Sedation, such as nitrous oxide, can make your appointment much more comfortable.
To reduce any physical discomfort during your treatment, Dr. Rink will first numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic. If you suffer from dental phobia or if you have difficulty sitting still for long periods of time, he may also recommend additional sedation. We offer two methods of sedation at our office: inhaled sedation or oral sedation. Where the former is fast-acting, the latter offers a deeper level of relaxation.
During the procedure, Dr. Rink will create incisions in your gums with a small scalpel and gently fold the tissue back to expose the underlying tooth structure. This allows Dr. Rink to remove bacteria from deep down in your roots. Once the bacteria has been removed with specialized tools, Dr. Rink will suture the gums back in place.