Osseous surgery, sometimes referred to as pocket reduction surgery refers to a number of different surgeries aimed at gaining access to the tooth roots to remove calculus and disease-causing bacteria.
Osseous Surgery is used to reshape deformities and remove pockets in the alveolar bone surrounding the teeth. It is a common necessity in effective treatment of more advanced periodontal diseases. The ultimate goal of osseous surgery is to reduce or eliminate the periodontal pockets that cause periodontal disease. Despite the word surgery the procedure is reported to feel more like a thorough cleaning. The specific goals of surgery include:
A local anesthetic will be used to numb the area prior to surgery. First, Dr. Yu will open the gum around the involved teeth of the affected area. This allows access to the bone and roots of the teeth. The tissues will be reshaped to provide a more healthy and biologically correct anatomy. Bone grafting may also be necessary to fill in large defects.
After treatment, you will be given prescriptions for discomfort, antibiotics, and a mouthrinse. We will schedule follow up appointments to monitor your healing.
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