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Periodontal Osseous Surgery in Verona and Westfield, NJ

Periodontal Osseous Surgery

If you have gum disease and large gum pockets between your teeth and soft tissues, turn to Dental Specialists of New Jersey in Verona and Westfield, NJ. Exceptional dentists Shalom Mintz and Dale Rosenbach offer highly effective periodontal osseous surgery to restore gum tissue and reduce your risk of permanent tooth loss. Call the office to schedule an appointment or make one online today.


Periodontal Osseous Surgery in Verona and Westfield, NJ

  • What is periodontal osseous surgery?

    Periodontal osseous surgery, also known as pocket reduction surgery, is a type of gum disease treatment that eliminates large gum pockets, which are the spaces between your gums and teeth. Infected gum tissue due to gum disease can cause affected tissues to move away from the teeth.
    When left untreated, gum disease can cause receding gums, bone loss, and even permanent tooth loss. During periodontal osseous surgery, your specialist puts gum tissue back in its ideal position and helps the gums to reattach to your teeth.

  • What are the symptoms of gum disease?

    Common signs and symptoms you could experience with gum disease include:
    ● Pockets between your teeth and gums.● Loose permanent teeth.● Bleeding gums.● Bright red gums.● Receding gumline.● Permanent tooth loss.● Teeth shifting.● Swollen or tender gums.
    If you notice that your gum pocket depth is large or has increased in size, see the experts at New Jersey Dental Specialists for an evaluation.

  • Is periodontal osseous surgery right for me?

    To find out if you’re a candidate for periodontal osseous surgery, we will discuss your oral health history and symptoms with you. We will also examine your teeth, gums, and mouth and measure the gum pockets (space between your gums and teeth). We may need to take dental X-rays when needed.
    Other gum disease treatments include medications, gum grafting, bone grafting, guided tissue regeneration, and deep dental cleaning (scaling and root planing). We personalize each gum disease treatment to match your needs.

  • What should I expect during periodontal osseous surgery?

    During your periodontal osseous surgery, we will numb the treatment area and offer a sedative to relax you. Then, we will make small incisions along your gumline, fold back your gums, and remove any bacteria.
    We will later smooth the areas containing damaged bone, place guided tissue regeneration membranes or bone grafts in the treatment area if needed, and close the incisions. We may cover the treatment site with specialized dressings.

  • What happens after periodontal osseous surgery?

    After the procedure, it’s important to follow all post-treatment instructions. Take medications as directed by your dentist, get plenty of rest, don’t smoke, eat a soft-food diet for a few days, and avoid drinking through a straw until treated tissues heal.
    Steer clear of strenuous physical activity until your provider gives you permission to do so and change your dressings regularly. Reduce any swelling using an ice pack and attend follow-up visits with us.

Get in touch with us today!

To schedule an appointment as a new or returning patient, call the nearest Dental Specialists of New Jersey location or make one online today.