Osseous surgery is a surgical process to remove diseased tissue and remove the effects of disease to the bone itself.
This surgery requires contour changes to the bone architecture of the area surrounding the teeth.
All ages can be involved but mostly patients that have been through initial periodontal therapy at their general dentist office. Maintainable, disease free, healthy gingival tissues will require continued maintenance alternating between offices to insure health.
What To Expect
- Initial exam
- Discussion reviewing all options of treatment including etiology/cause of disease,
- Phases of treatment discussed
How Well Does It Work?
Very well, but with todays advances in surgical technique we look to regenerate supporting structures of the teeth rather than resecting them. So even though the surgical process is completed many times we add to this process newer techniques to create a healthier environment.
All surgical procedures have a level of risk involved, from infection to swelling and other difficulties. The percentage of post-surgical difficulties from Osseous surgery is extremely low.
What to Expect After Treatment
- Discomfort is always a possibility after any surgical treatment.
- There should be minimal changes to your day to day routines.
- Follow-up appointments will be necessary due to the surgical procedures and sutures involved.
- Local anesthetic can be used in most cases
- Optional use of I.V. sedation by an oral surgeon is available for patients
Points to Consider
What are the goals of treatment? Is there an esthetic component? This is important as following surgical procedures of this type there maybe a change in tissue contour.