Osseous Surgery is performed by numbing the gums surrounding the affected area and opening the gum by elevating the gum tissue, detoxifying the site, and adding regenerative material, which usually includes bone and protein substrates to potentiate regeneration of lost attachment. This procedure is often assisted by our Erbium Chromium YSGG laser. Dr. Singletary will then determine the amount of tartar and bone loss. After removing the tartar and cleaning out the space or pockets created by the periodontitis, Dr. Singletary will reshape the bone and eliminate any pockets in the bone. In some cases, where the pockets are too deep, a bone graft will be used to fill them. After the bone is reshaped or grafted, the gum flap is stitched back into place; stitches are typically removed one week after surgery. Many periodontists will place a protective putty over the area after surgery to prevent food from getting stuck in between the teeth during healing. The entire process usually takes an hour.
Our dental osseous surgery has a variety of benefits, including reducing the severity of symptoms caused by periodontitis such as loose teeth, bleeding gums and a receding gum line. Although periodontitis cannot be completely reversed, dental osseous surgery can help to reduce its symptoms when used in conjunction with daily brushing and flossing, and regular visits to your dentist.