What is Osseous Surgery?
Osseous surgery or pocket depth reduction might be recommended if you have pockets developing around your teeth. Healthy gums will adhere to the teeth. But, if you have periodontal disease, your gums might start to form small pockets that can collect food and bacteria. In early stages, you can reach these areas but as it worsens, it can be harder to remove the bacteria that can reach the gum line.
Pocket depth reduction surgeries are successful in cleaning out the pockets, removing the infection and reducing damage. You will need to maintain a proper oral regimen so the condition does not start again in the future.
Osseous Surgery Procedure
With a pocket depth reduction surgery, the tissue is first folded away from the teeth. All food debris and any existing bacteria are removed from the gum pocket.
If bone tissue is damaged upon inspection, it will be smoothed out to prevent bacteria from hiding there. The doctor then removes the excess tissue and adds small stitches to the gums. These heal naturally and you will need to use an antibacterial mouthwash. You’ll then return for a follow-up.
If you have periodontal disease, small pockets can form near the teeth. They can trap food and bacteria that need to be removed from beneath the gum line. The procedure is called osseous surgery and it can help to reduce the infection in your mouth.
Here is information on osseous surgery. See below for pictures of this procedure to help you get an idea of the Before & After effects.
When you’re ready to set up an appointment to discuss having osseous surgery, let us know. We’re here to help with any questions you have!
Why Choose Straka Periodontics?
When you choose Straka Periodontics, our team of doctors will help to restore your smile. We know you want a smile so you can feel confident again and our restorative team is here to help.
We offer a professional service that will treat any underlying dental issues first because we want you to have a healthy mouth. We’ll make recommendations to help you maintain good oral hygiene after your osseous surgery.
After your procedure, you will use a prescription mouthwash and continue to brush your teeth and floss. You may have to use an ice pack for any swelling and take antibiotics. If you need pain medication, it’s recommended that you don’t drive. You’ll follow-up about a week or two after your procedure. And, you have a healthier smile to look forward to.
Osseous surgery can average a few hundred dollars up to a few thousand dollars. This type of dental procedure may be completely covered by your insurance. The costs quoted are all you’ll pay. We also have financing that can fit your budget.
When you’re ready to discuss osseous surgery or if you have questions, let us know by giving us a call or submitting a form.