Flap surgery provides a means of gaining access to the jawbone, the root structure of the teeth and adjacent bony periodontal pockets and improves the efficiency and efficacy of treatment.
Indications for periodontal flap surgery:
- to gain access to areas needing treatment that are not clearly visible
- to eliminate or reduce the depth of periodontal pockets
- to provide access for surgical tooth extractions, grafting, bone regeneration, crown lengthening and other therapies