Periodontal or gum disease is the inflammation of the gums caused by a build-up of bacterial plaque in the mouth. Mild to moderate cases of gum inflammation can be treated using non-surgical methods such as scaling and root planing. If periodontal disease is left untreated to the point of significant bone loss, surgical intervention may be required. Osseous surgery refers to the surgical recontouring of jawbone to restore your mouth after an episode of severe periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease develops over time, and often in an environment of poor dental hygiene. If you don’t brush and floss your teeth daily, you’re encouraging the growth of gum disease. Below is what happens when you don’t observe proper oral care:
Depending on the stage of periodontal disease that you’re in, you may experience pain, bleeding of gums, bad breath, and tooth loss.
During surgery, our dentist will make a small incision in your gum tissue to access your jawbone and tooth roots. After that, the dentist will gently scrape off plaque and tartar deposits from the exposed bone and tooth roots. Severe cases of bone loss may require a bone graft. Finally, the dental surgeon will carefully suture the gum tissue back together.
Anesthesia is required during osseous surgery. The length of time needed for this type of surgery is dependent on the complexity of individual cases. Before surgery starts, our dentist will give you an estimate of how long your particular case will take.
While osseous surgery may sound daunting to many, KK Dental has taken adequate steps to ensure the comfort of our patients. Not only are our dentists highly experienced in this type of surgery, but our entire dental team is happy and always ready to respond to all your concerns as well as provide any support that you may need.
Osseous surgery increases your chances of making a full recovery from periodontal disease. In extremely severe cases of gum disease, scaling and root planing may not always be effective. Osseous surgery gets to the root cause of periodontal disease and reduces the pockets of inflammation as well as eliminating harmful bacteria.
Is periodontal disease making you give up on your teeth? Are you worried that you’ll never experience healthy teeth and gums again? KK Dental offers you and your teeth a new lease of life in an environment that’s warm, safe, and supportive. Talk to us today.