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What are the risks of Surgical Periodontal Therapy?


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Some potential risks following treatment include:

  • Tenderness of the gums for a period of time.
  • Increased temperature sensitivity of the teeth for a period of time.
  • Shrinkage of the gums which may lead to longer looking teeth, more root sensitivity, increased spaces between teeth the near gum line and altered aesthetics.
  • If gum and bone are being built back up, they may shrink or slough off during healing and the procedure may need to be redone.
  • All surgical procedures carry a small risk of infection.