Osseous surgery referred to as pocket reduction surgery. This procedure aims at gaining access to the tooth roots to remove tartar, disease-causing bacteria and to reshape the bone structure around the roots.
Osseous Surgery is used to reshape deformities and reduce periodontal pockets surrounding the teeth. The ultimate goal of osseous surgery is to reduce the periodontal pocket depth to a level that allows the patient to perform the oral home Hygine procedures like brushing and flossing effectively. Despite the word “surgery” the procedure is reported to feel more like a deep cleaning. The specific goals of surgery include:
Do not be alarmed if slight bleeding and some swelling occurs following the surgery. This can be controlled easily by placing an ice pack on the outside of the affected area. In cases where there is excessive bleeding and swelling, it is advised that you call our office. Several follow up visits may be necessary. The patient must fulfill a meticulous maintenance program, especially during the initial phases of healing, to avoid post-operative infection and to maximize reparative potential.