Osseous Surgery

REPAIR THE JAWBONE DAMAGED BY GUM DISEASE

Osseous surgery reshapes the jawbone and repairs tissues under the gums that have been damaged by periodontal disease. Gum disease causes the bone to become irregular in shape or develop defects. Bone defects prevent the teeth from being held securely in place and the gums from lying flat.

If the underlying bone and tissues of the mouth have been damaged by periodontal disease, and you desire to keep your natural teeth, osseous surgery may be a good option. Dr. Richter will discuss this procedure with you if he believes you could have a successful surgical outcome.

OSSEOUS SURGERY IS PERFORMED BY A PERIODONTIST

At Cardiodontal, osseous surgery is performed by our on-site periodontist, Dr. Jonathan Richter. During surgery, the area will be numbed using a local anesthetic. Once numb, your gums will be pulled back to expose the damaged bone structure underneath.

After the bones are exposed, Dr. Richter will thoroughly clean the tooth roots and reshape the bone. Once the corrections to the bone around the teeth have been made, your gums will be put back in place and secured with sutures.

Post Osseous Surgery

After your osseous surgery, pain relievers may be used to handle any discomfort. It is important that you keep your mouth clean in order to prevent infection. Dr. Richter and his dental team will discuss the recovery period and after-care instructions during your surgical consultation.

Restore your mouth to optimal health. Dr. Richter, Cariodontal’s on-site periodontist, performs osseous surgery in his New York locations.