Osseous surgery is necessary to remove or recontour damaged bone around a tooth. Osseous surgery eliminates bacteria deposits and smooths damaged bone so that your gum can attach to stronger bone.
It’s very critical to catch periodontal disease in its earlier forms so that Osseous surgery has its best chance for a good outcome. Osseous surgery may be the best option so that you can keep your teeth.
What is periodontal disease? When plaque builds up remains on your teeth for a long duration, your gum tissue will begin to get irritated by acidic toxins causing red inflammation and bleeding. This is an early phase of gum disease (gingivitis) Typically, thorough brushing and flossing can reverse the inflammation, as well as a dentist’s or dental hygienist’s cleaning.
If this gum disease (gingivitis) isn’t reversed, tartar is created by plaque hardening. When tartar starts building up, it can cause your gums to pull away from your teeth. When this happens, pockets of bacteria collect. If these symptoms are caught in a timely manner, we may be able to perform a procedure called scaling and root planing.
What is Osseous Surgery? Osseous surgery is the removing or shaping of damaged bone surrounding the tooth. The purpose of this surgery is to remove bacteria, lessen the pockets that developed, and to smooth the bone that is damaged so that your gum tissue can once again reattached itself to strong bone.
After surgery, you can expect bleeding and swelling. We recommend rinsing your mouth with salt water and using ice packs to lessen swelling. You should be able to eat normally within 1-2 days. We will then schedule a session to make sure that everything is healing properly. Do you have any questions? We’d love to help! Make a dental appointment today at our Coral Gables office!