South Ogden, Utah
Osseous surgery is one of the most advanced and effective methods of treating periodontal disease.
If periodontal disease has advanced to the point that it poses a risk to your jawbone, osseous surgery is the best way to fix it.
Osseous surgery, also known as pocket reduction surgery, is recommended to our patients in the South Ogden, UT area when non-surgical treatments have failed.
Our experts at Skyline Implants & Periodontics will perform this surgery and help restore your oral health.
What Is Osseous Surgery?
Osseous surgery is an oral procedure performed by our periodontists. We perform this surgery within a short time while you are under a local anesthetic.
Once we numb the surgery site, we fold back the sufficient gum tissue to expose the right amount of tooth root. This is vital because advanced gum disease affects the size and positioning of your gums.
Severe cases of periodontal disease can be challenging to manage, but osseous surgery helps make that possible. The procedure does so by reducing the size of gum pockets and removing cavities in the damaged area.
Debris found in the crevices due to gum disease is also eliminated through this procedure. With the infected part of the gums removed, you will have a healthy mouth free from infections.
This goes a long way in keeping your general health in good shape.
Once we carefully pull back the infected gums and remove tartar buildup, the tooth is smoothed out, and we remove any spaces that can accommodate harmful bacteria. This procedure is done under a local anesthetic, so you don't have to worry about any discomfort. It also takes a short time to get it done.
Why May Your Dentist Recommend Osseous Surgery?
There are many reasons why we may recommend osseous surgery for our patients.
||We may recommend osseous surgery in cases where scaling and root planing isn't enough. When scaling and root planing isn't enough to fix the problem, osseous surgery is needed to restore one's oral health.
||We perform this procedure to prevent the advancement of the infection and help keep it in good condition.
||Another condition for which we recommend osseous surgery is when the bones supporting the teeth start decaying. We recommend this treatment if you have minimal bone tissue to support your teeth. It is crucial to note that sufficient bone tissue is vital in keeping your teeth stable and in position.
||If you want to reduce the size of your periodontal pockets, osseous surgery is the best way to get it done. This procedure helps resize the pockets and reduce the risk of bacteria build-up. It is worth noting that periodontal pockets significantly increase the chances of oral infections like gum disease. When left untreated, this condition can result in tooth loss.
The Osseous Surgery Procedure
The osseous surgery procedure takes a short time to complete.
Before we perform this procedure, you will undergo a thorough dental cleaning.
This is done to get rid of any bacteria or stuck food particles.
Then, our professionals will numb the affected area using a local anesthetic. From this point to the end of the procedure, you will not feel anything, including any discomfort.
A cut will be made around the teeth to access gum tissues.
Once a sufficient incision has been made, we will access the roots and bone and clean them thoroughly through scaling.
We then use a drill and hand tools to access the bones around the teeth where we perform osseous surgery. You will have a nicely-shaped and smoother gum line that restores your smile.
If you have an infected bone, we will perform a bone graft procedure to fix it first before performing an osseous surgery.
A bone graft procedure is crucial because it helps your body rebuild bone mass in places without sufficient bone mass.
Keep in mind that bone mass is vital in helping maintain the structure and shape of your jaw.
Once we get rid of the infected tissue from your mouth, we pull back the gums and suture them together. We then bandage the area to keep it covered throughout the recovery period. You don't have to worry about any discomfort during this process as you will be under local anesthetic.
Are You Put to Sleep for Osseous Surgery?
You will technically be awake during the surgery, but our experts will numb the area using local anesthesia. Using local anesthesia ensures you don't feel discomfort during the surgery. Once the area is numb, our team will open the gum tissue around the affected area and perform the osseous surgery.
How Long Does it Take for Gums to Heal After Osseous Surgery?
The total time it takes to recover after osseous surgery is around a month. The time varies depending on the extent of the surgery and where it is done.
We encourage you to take good care of the wound to ensure it heals in a timely manner.
Avoid eating cold or hot foods that can interfere with the healing process. If possible, schedule regular appointments with us so we can check the progress of your recovery.
How Soon Can You Eat After Osseous Surgery?
You can start eating as soon as the numbness has worn off. We encourage you to stick to liquids and high-protein foods during the first three to five days after the surgery. These foods are ideal because they are easy to chew.
You can also opt for semi-solid foods as long as they are soft enough. Some of the foods you can eat during the recovery period include eggs, steamed vegetables, yogurt, pasta, casseroles, and cooked cereals.
Avoid very cold or hot foods that can cause bleeding.
You should also avoid salty, spicy, and acidic foods.
Schedule a Consultation with Your South Ogden, UT Periodontist Today!
If you are suffering from advanced periodontal disease, osseous surgery can help fix it. Our experts at Skyline Implants & Periodontics are ready to perform this procedure and help restore your smile. Call (385) 888-7414 today to schedule your osseous surgery appointment.