Why would osseous surgery be necessary?

Osseous surgery may be required in advanced cases of periodontitis (gum disease). We’ll recommend this if the gum disease does not respond to a deep cleaning. In a more advanced stage, gum disease can destroy the bones that support your teeth and hold them in place.

Osseous surgery can help stop the progression of gum disease and give you a healthier mouth. We’ll repair any holes or damage in the bones that support your teeth. These holes are caused by the build-up of bacterial plaque between your teeth and gums.

What does the surgery involve?

We’ll clean all around the affected teeth and gums to remove any bacteria or decay. We may need to reshape the bones around your teeth as well. Before the surgery, we will use a local anesthetic to numb the affected areas. If the idea of surgery or dental procedures makes you nervous or scared, we offer two types of sedation to help you relax. Ask us about these options when you make the appointment for your surgery.

What should you expect afterward?

You may experience pain and discomfort for a few days following the surgery. We can prescribe a painkiller to help you deal with this. Gently clean and rinse the affected areas multiple times a day to avoid infection and plaque buildup.

You may also experience bleeding and swelling. If these symptoms persist or get worse after a few days, please contact us. It could mean you have an infection.

Contact us to learn more about osseous surgery or to schedule your next appointment with Dental Innovations.