Osseous surgery is periodontal surgery to reshape and restore the jawbone and periodontal ligaments under the gum that have been damaged by periodontal disease. SmilesNY offers osseous surgery in New York City.
Periodontal diseases, such as gingivitis and periodontitis, are bacterial infections that damage the gums, bones, and ligaments of the mouth. If periodontal disease is untreated, it can cause serious harm to the bones of the mouth. Often, the result of periodontal disease is that the bone becomes irregular in shape or develops defects, preventing the teeth from being securely held in place and the gums from lying flat.
In order to correct damage to the bones of the mouth caused by periodontal disease, and restore your mouth to optimal health, Kevin Loshak D.D.S., SmilesNY's on-site periodontist, can perform osseous surgery to reshape the bone and repair the damaged tissues in the mouth.
Osseous surgery is performed by a periodontist. During the procedure, Dr. Loshak will numb the area using a local anesthetic. Once the area is numb, your gums will be pulled back to reveal the damaged bone structure underneath. After they are exposed, Dr. Loshak will thoroughly clean the tooth roots and reshape the bone surrounding the teeth. Once the corrections to the bone have been made, your gums will be put back in place and secured with sutures.
After your osseous surgery in New York, you can use pain relievers to handle any discomfort you may experience. It is important that you keep your mouth clean in order to prevent infection. Dr. Loshak will discuss the recovery period and aftercare following osseous surgery during your consultation.
If the underlying bone and tissues of your mouth have been damaged by periodontal disease, and you wish to keep your natural teeth, you may be a good candidate for osseous surgery. Your dentist at SmilesNY will discuss this treatment option with you if he believes you are a good candidate for the procedure.
The talented dentists at SmilesNY will be happy to discuss Osseous Surgery in New York with you. Please feel free to call 212.752.6537 or schedule an appointment online in our New York office.