When periodontal disease (the more severe kind of gum disease) is left without treatment, some patients may need a type of gum surgery called osseous surgery.
At Vaheed Bayette DDS, we strive to offer our patients with every service they may need, so we can stick with them through whatever comes their way. We know how much easier procedures can be when you’re in hands that you know you can trust. That’s why we specialize in gum surgery in Mission Valley. If you need gum surgery in Mission Valley, contact our office and we’ll set you up with a consultation to work out the best plan for you.
What is gum disease?
There are two primary types of gum disease, or periodontal disease. The first is gingivitis. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gum, also known as gingiva. Gingivitis is a reversable condition. However, if left untreated, it can lead to a more serious condition called periodontitis.
Periodontitis is a gum infection that can seriously damage the soft tissues and the supporting bone structure of your teeth. Periodontitis can be managed, but if left untreated, it may require surgery. Gum disease is reported as the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. That’s why it’s so important to address it. If you need gum surgery in Mission Valley, contact our office and we’ll set you up with a consultation to work out the best plan for you.
What is osseous surgery?
Osseous surgery is the gum surgery performed when significant bone loss has occurred due to periodontitis.
Osseous surgery is the removal or recontouring of the damaged bone surrounding a tooth impacted by periodontitis. It eliminates bacteria, reduces pocket size, and smooths damaged bone so that your gum can safely reattach to healthy, viable bone.
First, your dentist will give you a local anesthetic to stop any pain during the procedure. A small incision is then made to expose the surrounding bone and tooth where your periodontal disease has caused damage. Any buildup will be scraped and cleaned, and the damaged bone will be smoothed. The tissue will then be sutured back into place, creating minimal pocket depth for a healthier mouth.
After care will include gauze to help absorb any bleeding, rinsing your mouth with salt water, and applying a cold compress to reduce swelling. Pain can be managed using over-the-counter pain medicine. We’ll set you up with a recovery plan to get you back to normal in no time.