Diplomate and Masters of Implantology, ICOI.org
For many, Periodontal Disease can be treated with less-invasive means such as Scaling and Root Planing. If your infection and the decay of your gums and underlying bone is severe Osseous surgery is probably right for you.
Issues that affect the mouth may lead to other, more severe health effects. From chronic pain to infection that causes heart and neurological problems, if not properly treated, obtaining proper dental treatments can help with a lot of other health issues as well.
As Periodontal Disease spreads, the bacteria associated with it not only causes decay and risks to your healthy teeth, it can also cause other more serious health problems. Early detection is best to avoid surgery but when necessary, our periodontist is ready to get you healthy again!
Periodontal Disease is caused by the build-up of plaque. As this is untreatable at home, a dentist will provide care that reverses the damage and relieves other issues. We take care to ensure the treatment you receive is best for your individual needs. If Osseous Surgery is needed, our Dentist will assess and evaluate the best options for you.
Osseous surgery is also known as “Flap Surgery.” Depending on the level of severity, other treatments tried, and the advanced stages of Periodontitis, you may be a candidate for the surgery.
It is our goal to save your teeth. For us to do that, we need to remove the bacteria, plaque, and decay from your bone structure and gums. Saving the teeth that you already have is the best way to keep your smile and body healthy.
As to not cause an excessive amount of discomfort, the procedure will be done in sections. A local anesthetic will be applied, and our Dentist will begin to remove plaque and tartar from inside the gum line.
Deep into the roots and bone, the periodontitis will be corrected from within. Once the removal of build-up is complete, the bone and teeth pockets will be smoothed out reversing the damage done by the disease. Once completed, sutures will be applied so that healing can begin.
After your surgery, you will notice a difference in your gums and health. By removing all bacteria and filling the pockets formed by Periodontal disease, the mouth can begin to heal. Brushing and caring for your teeth will become much easier after the process is complete.
Your future dental visits will also be more comfortable. As infection is decreased and healing is complete, you will visit the dentist for routine cleanings and check-ups.