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Gingival Flap Surgery in Mumbai

Say cheese! When you smile, it is not just the teeth that come to notice but it is the gums too. Your gums play an important part in overall gum health albeit an often-ignored part. Healthy pink gums compliment the teeth in every which way. The gums are also called as the gingiva and their primary task is to protect the teeth from damage and infection. Can you imagine a smile without the gums? It’s difficult to. Isn’t it? 

Just like you take special care of the teeth to prevent them from decay, you gums also warrant the same amount of attention. The gingiva is also prone to bleeding, inflammation and tenderness and when this happens, you start feeling pain in the entire mouth. Sometimes the gums change the colour too. In such conditions it is best to seek help one of the top cosmetic dental surgeons in India to get your gums in top working condition again. And what better place to visit than one of the branches of The Esthetic Clinics in Mumbai for a complete teeth and gum makeover. 

What is Gingival Flap Surgery? 

A gingival flap surgery in Mumbai is done to correct the damage done by gingival diseases (gum diseases). When the gum problems cannot be corrected with normal non-surgical procedures like scaling, root planning etc. and medications like antibiotics are not able to bring the much-needed relief. Gingival flap surgery in India is able to cure the server periodontal disease of the gums. This simple procedure will restore the health back to your smile.  A dentist, a periodontist, and an oral surgeon can perform the surgical procedure to stop the progression for the gum disease. 

Why May You Need Gingival Flap Surgeries? 

When non-surgical procedure fails to treat the complex gum disease or cases, then the dentist suggests the surgical method. Periodontitis is an advanced stage of the gingival disease. It initially affects your gums, and starts damaging the soft tissues, and if not treated in time it can also damage the bones that support the teeth structure.

Gingival flap surgery in Mumbai is done to reduce and prevent the damage to the teeth and the bones that support them. In the initial stages of gum disease the dentist recommend cleaning and scaling along with basic medications. But if the infection is widespread and bone rasorbtion has started, then the treatment plan includes surgeries like gingival flap surgery. 

When left untreated, gum disease can cause extensive damage and may even lead to tooth loss. The spread of bacterial infection can also spread to other systems of the body and if it enters the blood stream it can cause heart disease, diabetes and many more such problems. Gingival flap surgery in India helps to reduce the damage to teeth and supporting structures, and protects them from further infection. It helps in repairing the damage, restoring the teeth’s optimal health and your confidence to smile. 

What are the goals of A Gingival Flap Surgery? 

The main goal of flap surgery in India is to reduce and eliminate the gingival pocket. Some of the best dental surgeons in Mumbai perform flap surgeries using the best and most advanced dental procedures for repairing the gum and teeth damage. In gingival flap surgery procedure the dentist accesses the gums by making an incision on gum tissue,  the pulls up the flap and removes the diseased tissue present inside the pocket, and also cleans or debridement the root of tooth. After cleaning and reshaping of the root the flap is put back and closed to minimize the gap between gums and teeth. Another objective of gingival flap surgery in Mumbai is regeneration of the periodontal tissue and the bone tissue. It helps to restore the gums in normal form and function. 

Are You The Right Candidate For Gingival Flap Surgery? 

Gingival flap surgery is recommended by the periodontal dentist in Mumbai for the treatment of severe gingival disease, which has not responded to non- surgical treatment. The symptoms for sever periodontitis, which require surgery, includes: 

  • Swelling or inflammation of the gums.
  • Bleeding gums.
  • Increased teeth sensitivity.
  • Mobility of teeth.
  • Teeth loss.
  • Excessive gingival recession.
  • Bad breath or halitosis. 

The degree of advancement of periodontal diseases and the depth of the pocket will help the top dental surgeons in Mumbai determine the right line of treatment i.e. surgical or non-surgical. Mild to moderate degree of gum disease can be treated with non-surgical procedures and medications. But in case of advance gingival disease, gingival flap surgery becomes imperative. During the consultation the dentist will do a detailed examination of your oral health and explain the treatment procedure and side effect to you. 

How to Get Ready For the Procedure? 

During the consultation you should tell your dentist about your medical history, allergies and other problems.

Show your medicine prescription to the dentist. Tell your dentist, which medication you are currently taking and medications then your dentist must be made aware of the same. You might be required to take some antibiotics before the surgery, make sure that you take them timely.  Also on the day of the surgery make sure you eat a healthy mealy and brush your teeth properly. 

Steps Involved In Gingival Flap Surgery 

  • Gum flap surgeries in Mumbai are done under local anaesthesia. This reduces the pain for the patients and makes it easier for the surgeon to work on the teeth and gums. Sometimes this is done in combination with anti-anxiety drugs. If required IV sedation can be used.
  • After the anaesthesia, a small incision is made to separate the gum from the teeth.
  • Then the dental surgeon will gently fold the flap to assess the root, bone, and periodontal ligament of the teeth.
  • Now, the infected gum tissues will be removed and root is cleaned to remove contain and block the infection from reoccurring and spreading. .
  • If required, root reshaping is done to make sure that there is no gap left.
  • The area can also be treated with antibiotics and other medicines to help with faster healing.
  • Bone grafting can be done now, if needed.
  • To regenerate the periodontal ligament, the physical (barrier membrane) and chemical (growth factor) method are used.
  • Lastly, the flap is closed carefully and dressing is applied to ensure healing. 

How Long Does It Take To Complete The Gingival Flap Surgical Procedure? 

The gingival flap surgical procedure in Mumbai may take few hours to several hours to complete. The time to complete the procedure depends on the extension of damage to soft tissue or bone.  It also depends on how many gums are infected. Pain and discomfort after surgery is controlled and reduced with the help of medications.   

Recovery Post Gingival Flap Surgery 

Recovery post gingival flap surgery in India is fairly simple and fast. You will be completely healed in few days post the surgery. Make sure that you follow the recovery and care instructions given by the dental surgeon or orthodontist in Mumbai.  If you have any doubts about during the recovery period make sure you call and consult with your dentist before self-medicating. Here is what you should and should not do: 

  • Take medications prescribed by dentist.
  • Remove the gauze pad, if it is soaked by blood and replace it with a fresh one.
  • Once you are home rinse your mouth with warm salt water, after 24 hours of surgery.
  • Do not do strenuous activity after surgery. Take rest.
  • Use a straw for drinking.
  • Eat soft and cold food for few days after surgery. Do not eat hard, hot and spicy or crunchy food until your dental expert gives a go ahead.
  • Use pillow when lying down; do not lie flat on our back as it may cause prolonged bleeding.
  • Avoid smoking and tobacco chewing.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • To relieve pain and swelling apply ice or cold pack from outside of the mouth.
  • Gently brush your teeth and clean your tongue. Hard brushing might causes bleeding and pain.
  • Use recommended oral products only.
  • Do not miss the follow up session, recommend by dentist.
  • If you notice any allergic reaction, fever or chill persisting after 2-3 days of surgery, call and consult your dentist.
  • Take care of stitches, not rub them or touch them with your tongue, after a few days dentist will remove the stiches.


Closely monitor your progress and recovery. If you see any of these symptoms, call your dentist immediately:

  • Any sign of infection with fever and chill.
  • Swelling, redness and abnormal discharge from the targeted site.
  • Continuous swelling after two days.
  • Bad breath.
  • Unbearable pain, even after taking the medication.
  • Loose and uncomfortable stitches. 


The cost of gingival flap surgery in Mumbai is not a constant factor, it varies highly. The price of gingival flap surgeries normally include the pre, during and post-surgical treatments. Gingival flap surgery in Mumbai also varies with the number of teeth and gums infected. If you are planning to get additional dental treatments done or there are other dental treatments that need to be done to restore complete oral health, then they will add to the price of gingival flap surgery in Mumbai. 

The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai has a team of award-winning doctors and excellent facilities, who are renowned for their result-producing procedures, leaving no scope for post-surgery speculations without adding to the extra cost of the surgery. Paying what you pay for your treatment; with us, you are guaranteed to be paying towards a confident decision and happy results! 


With so many options of Gingival Flap Dental Clinic in Mumbai, you might not feel clear on why to choose The Esthetic Clinics Mumbai for carrying out this important decision of your life. The answer is as simple as it can get, and that is our ability to pay attention to details!  The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai we believe in providing the best to our clients irrespective of how simple or complicated their dental condition might be. Our team of dental professionals are committed to putting their best foot forward when it comes to equipment, testing procedures, pre-procedure and post-procedure care. Our well-occupied facilities have the most advanced technological devices to carry out all the testing procedures in the most precise manner. This ensures our personalised assistance to our patients every step of the way. 


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Best Plastic, Cosmetic & Oculoplastic Surgery in Mumbai, India

Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.

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