Osseous Surgery in Midtown Atlanta & Roswell
Treat advanced stages of gum disease.
When other treatments aren’t enough, osseous surgery can restore your health.
Gum disease can cause deep, problematic pockets around your teeth. Osseous surgery, also called pocket depth reduction, involves removing or recontouring damaged bone around the tooth to get rid of these pockets. This treatment also removes bacteria and tartar to stop the spread of gum disease.
Despite the name, osseous surgery isn’t overly invasive and can be done comfortably. Our periodontal team has years of experience and offers the most-trusted osseous surgery in Midtown Atlanta and Roswell.
Who needs osseous surgery?
You may be a candidate for a pocket depth reduction if you:
- Are suffering from advanced gum disease
- Have a lot of tartar deposits in deep pockets
- Are unable to get results from non-surgical treatments
- Are suffering from jaw bone damage
What to expect from osseous surgery
Our Roswell and Midtown Atlanta periodontists will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan.
This procedure is typically performed in one visit. We’ll help you understand how long your treatment may last so you know what to expect.
You can think of osseous surgery like an extra deep cleaning! You’ll be awake during the procedure, but we’ll numb the area so you won’t feel a thing.
Osseous surgery post-op care tips
A lot of people have questions about what to expect after their procedure, such as what they can and cannot eat after osseous surgery. Before you leave our office, we’ll explain all necessary instructions. Here are a few things we typically discuss:
Avoiding forcefully rinsing or spitting, including drinking through a straw
Staying away from spicey, hard, crunchy, or sharp foods for a few days
Using an ice pack to help with any swelling
You’ll feel back to normal in no time and our team is always here to help if you have any questions along the way.
Everyone was nice, professional and able to answer any questions I had. If you want people who are passionate and care about your wellbeing, look no further.
Frequently asked questions about osseous surgery
What are the benefits of osseous surgery?
Osseous surgery can help to restore the health of your gums and teeth by removing damaged bone and reducing pockets around the teeth. This can prevent further damage and decay and may help to prevent tooth loss.
How is osseous surgery performed?
During osseous surgery, your periodontist at Atlanta Center for Advanced Periodontics will make small incisions in the gum tissue to access the bone surrounding the teeth. They’ll then remove or recontour any damaged areas of the bone and thoroughly clean the area to remove bacteria and tartar buildup. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, so you will be awake but should not feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery.
Is osseous surgery a painful procedure?
Osseous surgery is typically not painful, as it is performed under local anesthesia. Your periodontist will work to keep you as comfortable as possible.
What is the recovery process like after osseous surgery?
After osseous surgery, you may experience some swelling, discomfort, or mild bleeding in the treated area. Your periodontist will provide instructions for postoperative care, which may include taking pain medication, using a special mouthwash, and avoiding certain foods and activities. It’s important to follow your periodontist’s instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and prevent complications.
How can I prepare for osseous surgery?
Your periodontist will provide specific instructions on preparing for osseous surgery, which may include avoiding certain medications or foods in the days leading up to the procedure. It’s important to follow these instructions carefully to ensure a successful outcome.
Are there any risks associated with osseous surgery?
While osseous surgery is safe and effective, it’s important to remember that all surgeries come with risks. The potential risks of osseous surgery include bleeding, infection, swelling, discomfort, nerve damage, or bone loss. But don’t fret! Your periodontist will discuss the risks with you and take all necessary precautions to minimize them. It’s also crucial to follow your postoperative care instructions to ensure proper healing and prevent complications. If you experience any unexpected symptoms or side effects, don’t hesitate to reach out to us right away!
How can I prevent the need for osseous surgery?
Preventing the need for osseous surgery starts with good oral hygiene habits. Brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash regularly, along with a healthy diet and avoiding tobacco, can reduce your risk of developing gum disease. Early treatment, like scaling and root planing or antibiotics, can also help prevent more invasive procedures. By taking care of your oral health, you can avoid the need for osseous surgery and keep your smile in top shape.
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- Warm and welcoming team
- Explanation of exactly what to expect
- Personalized approach and answers to all your questions
- Expert care and highest-quality results
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