It is important for people undergoing surgery to be in general good health and not overly stressed. It is also important to give your dentist/periodontist a full medical history with all current conditions and medications you are taking, including those to which you are allergic. Situations exist medically where it is not advisable for individuals to undergo surgical treatment. These mainly fall into the following categories:
- Smoking and alcohol — can not only make periodontal disease worse, but will delay healing following surgery
- immuno-compromised patients (in whom resistance to disease is diminished), cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) disease, to name a few
- Medications that can affect periodontal disease or surgery, bleeding that is difficult to stop. Medications that cause gum overgrowth, e.g. calcium channel blocking drugs used to control cardiovascular disease, other medications used to control transplant rejection, and more .
- There are some rare early onset periodontal and bone loss conditions (in the mouth) in some people that may effect a favourable outcome . Please ask your professional dentist or periodontist the prognosis or outcome of the work he is doing and how long it will last….after all you have to make a decision to have this done and how long will it “work” . Please note, careful continuous instructed oral hygeine at home is very important .
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