Flap surgery is also called open periodontal pocket curettage. It is used in situations when it is necessary to perform periodontal pocket curettage. The goal of flap surgery is to remove pathological tissue, regenerate the tooth-supporting apparatus and reduce the depth of periodontal pockets. It is often combined with the graft of an artificial bone.
OPEN CURETTAGE OF PERIODONTAL POCKET
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The flap operation is an intervention during which the supporting apparatus of the tooth is surgically accessed in order to remove granulations, dead tissue, tartar, and necrotic cement under the direct control of the eye. Due to the raising of the gums, this intervention is also known as open curettage of periodontal pockets.
PRF is a blood fraction rich in concentrated growth factors and other useful elements. They are obtained by centrifuging blood taken from a patient without the addition of any chemical substances, which means that what is taken from the body is returned to the body. During periodontal and oral surgical interventions, PRF is mixed with artificial bone and, thanks to the mentioned characteristics it improves bone regeneration. PRF protects the wound after tooth extraction. It also affects the function of stem cells and thus contributes to better regeneration of bone and soft tissues. PRF can be mixed with artificial bone, can be applied on its own, or can be applied in the form of membranes. At the site of application, it enhances the formation of new blood vessels, the supply of oxygen and nutrients, which contributes to better tissue regeneration and wound healing.