Dr. Nicholas Rauber is an experienced dentist who graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. Nick Rauber, DDS conducts flap surgeries and other procedures at the Aesthetic Dentistry Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is skilled in treating patients with gum disease.
When a patient has gum disease, it means that bacteria has grown over and under the gums, damaging the tissue. Mild gum disease is called gingivitis, but as it progresses, it becomes periodontitis, then progresses to advanced periodontitis. If left untreated, gum disease can do serious damage to teeth and even to the jawbone.
Dentists may suggest the flap surgery procedure to help address periodontitis. The procedure involves carefully separating the gums and folding them away from the teeth, permitting dentists to remove colonies of bacteria that have grown there and formed harmful plaque and tartar.
Moreover, in the event the infection has damaged bone, dentists may set about repairing and reshaping the bone so as to avoid future infection.