What is dental osseous surgery?
Dental osseous surgery is among the most common surgical procedure at Dentistry on Solent in Baulkham Hills, NSW that is used to treat periodontal disease. This is also known as a pocket depth reduction which is a surgical practice or procedure intended to restore your gums to its natural state. The goal of this surgery according to the American Academy of Periodontology is to be able to eliminate the bacteria and also reduce pockets and to be able to smoothen the damaged bone so that the gum tissue could be reattached again to the strong bone.
How is dental osseous surgery performed?
This procedure will allow your periodontist to fold the gum tissue and by doing that he will be able to remove disease-causing bacteria before he will be able to secure the tissue back into its place. This is also considered as a straight forward procedure. This procedure or process involves deep cleaning of the tooth surface and recontours and smoothens the bone to be able to create a shallow pocket. This process allows your periodontist to open up a gum tissue around the affected area which needs to be treated from the teeth to the bone.
A patient may experience swelling after the surgery, so applying an ice pack or cold compress is needed. In some instances, antibiotics are also given before, during and after the procedure to avoid infection.
Why is there a need for osseous surgery?
• It removes dead tissue
• Reduces pocket depths
• It smoothens the roots and the bones for the reattachment of gum tissue
• It eliminates infection
Signs of Gum Diseases
Gum diseases are usually caused by the accumulation of plaques that hardens and become tartar which brushing cannot remove. Here are the signs of gum diseases.
• Swollen or bleeding gums
• (halitosis) or persistent bad breath
• receding gums
• Tooth loss
• Over-sensitive gums and teeth
• Mouth sores
What to do after the Surgery?
To keep your mouth healthy after the surgery all you need to do is to maintain proper oral hygiene. It is also best that you schedule regular professional cleanings with your dentist to
Eliminate tartar build ups that brushing cannot remove.