Surgery involving the cutting/loosening and raising of the gums to expose the underlying tooth structures.
This technique involves reflecting (lifting) the gum away and then suturing (stitching) it back into place or into a new position that will be easier to clean.
procedure during which a portion of tissue with its blood supply is moved from one part of the body to another. Flaps of muscle, fat, and skin are frequently used to provide tissue for reconstructing breasts.
a form of breast reconstruction surgery that uses transplanted skin to create a pocket for a breast implant.
See Skin flap surgery.
one type of surgery that involves transporting healthy, live tissue from one location of the body to another - often to areas that have lost skin, fat, muscle movement, and/or skeletal support. There are several different types of flap surgery methods that may be utilized, depending upon the location of the flap and the structures that need to be repaired.
Lifting of gum tissue to expose and clean underlying tooth and bone structures