Osseous Surgery

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Osseous Surgery at Smile Design Team in Dedham, MA

At Smile Design Team in Dedham, MA, we specialize in osseous surgery, a periodontal procedure designed to reshape the bones that support your teeth and eliminate pockets between the gums and teeth caused by periodontal disease. This treatment is part of our comprehensive approach to help restore your oral health and prevent further damage caused by advanced gum disease.

What Is Osseous Surgery?

Osseous surgery, also known as pocket reduction surgery, is a surgical treatment aimed at restoring the health of gums and bones around teeth that have been affected by periodontal disease. The goal is to reshape deformities and remove pockets in the alveolar bone surrounding the teeth, facilitating easier cleaning and maintenance of the teeth and gums.

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Benefits of Osseous Surgery

Osseous surgery offers several important benefits for patients with periodontal disease:

  • Reduces Pocket Depth: By trimming away infected gum tissue and reshaping the uneven bone tissue, osseous surgery reduces pocket depth, making it harder for bacteria to accumulate and cause further disease.
  • Prevents Tooth Loss: Reducing pocket depth helps to stabilize affected teeth, increasing the chances of keeping your natural teeth.
  • Enhances Oral Hygiene: Smoother bone and reduced pockets make daily brushing and flossing more effective.
  • Improves Aesthetics: Reshaping the bone and reducing gum pockets can also improve the appearance of your smile.
  • Prepares for Further Restoration: This surgery can create a healthier environment for further restorative procedures, including dental implants and crowns.

Who Needs Osseous Surgery?

Osseous surgery is recommended for patients who:

  • Have moderate to advanced periodontal disease with significant bone loss around the teeth.
  • Experience persistent deep pockets despite having undergone initial periodontal therapy.
  • Need to restore their oral structure in preparation for further restorative work.

The Osseous Surgery Procedure

The osseous surgery procedure at Smile Design Team involves several steps to ensure optimal outcomes:

  1. Pre-Surgical Assessment: We conduct a detailed examination, including X-rays and dental scans, to assess the extent of periodontal disease and plan the surgery.
  2. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to ensure comfort throughout the procedure. Sedation options are also available for patients who may feel anxious.
  3. Incision and Flap Design: Small incisions are made in the gum to create a flap, allowing the surgeon to access the roots of the teeth and the underlying bone.
  4. Cleaning and Reshaping: The roots are thoroughly cleaned, and the bone around the teeth is reshaped. Irregularities in the bone are smoothed out, and any damaged bone is removed.
  5. Gum Tissue Adjustment: After reshaping the bone, the gum tissue is adjusted to fit snugly around the teeth. This reduces pocket depth and eliminates spaces where bacteria can thrive.
  6. Suturing: The gums are sutured back into place to minimize pocket depth and encourage proper healing.
  7. Recovery and Healing: Patients typically experience swelling and discomfort for a few days after the surgery, which can be managed with medications and ice packs. Detailed post-operative instructions will be provided to ensure a smooth recovery.

Post-Operative Care

Proper care following osseous surgery is crucial for healing and the long-term success of the treatment:

  • Oral Hygiene: Gentle brushing and rinsing with antiseptic mouthwash are essential to keep the area clean.
  • Pain Management: Pain relief medications will be prescribed as needed to manage any discomfort.
  • Diet: A soft diet is recommended for the first few days to avoid irritating the surgical site.
  • Follow-Up Visits: Regular check-ups are necessary to monitor healing and ensure the success of the surgery.

Why Choose Smile Design Team for Osseous Surgery?

  • Experienced Periodontists: Our periodontists have extensive experience in performing osseous surgery and are skilled at tailoring treatments to the unique needs of each patient.
  • Advanced Techniques: We use the latest surgical techniques and technology to enhance comfort and improve outcomes.
  • Comprehensive Care: We provide full pre-surgical and post-surgical support to ensure the best possible results.
  • Patient-Centered Approach: Our team is committed to providing compassionate care and ensuring that you are fully informed and comfortable throughout your treatment journey.

Complementary and Adjacent Dental Services

Smile Design Team offers a wide range of dental services to complement osseous surgery and support your overall oral health:

  • Periodontal Maintenance: Regular maintenance visits are crucial after osseous surgery to prevent the recurrence of periodontal disease.
  • Dental Implants: A perfect follow-up to osseous surgery for patients who have lost teeth due to periodontal disease.
  • Cosmetic Dentistry: Enhance your smile with treatments like veneers, bonding, and teeth whitening.
  • Orthodontics: Address any alignment issues with solutions ranging from traditional braces to Invisalign.
  • Restorative Dentistry: From fillings and crowns to bridges, we offer a full range of restorative options to enhance your oral health.
  • Oral Surgery: Comprehensive solutions for various oral health issues, including extractions and corrective surgeries.

Schedule Your Osseous Surgery Consultation

If you’re experiencing signs of advanced periodontal disease or have been advised to consider osseous surgery, contact Smile Design Team today to schedule a consultation. Our team is here to guide you through every step of the process and help you achieve a healthier smile.

Restore your oral health with osseous surgery from Smile Design Team – where your comfort and care come first!