Periodontal Osseous Surgery Specialists

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Periodontal Osseous Surgery services offered in Verona and Westfield, NJ
If you have gum disease and large gum pockets between your teeth and soft tissues, turn to New Jersey Dental Specialists in Verona and Westfield, New Jersey. Exceptional dentists Shalom Mintz, DDS, Louis Galiano, DMD, and their team 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 book one online today.
Periodontal Osseous Surgery Q & A

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, the experts at New Jersey Dental Specialists discuss your oral health history and symptoms with you. They examine your teeth, gums, and mouth and measure the gum pockets (space between your gums and teeth). Your provider also takes 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). The New Jersey Dental Specialists personalize each gum disease treatment to match your needs.

What should I expect during periodontal osseous surgery?

During periodontal osseous surgery at New Jersey Dental Specialists, your provider numbs the treatment area and offers a sedative to relax you. They make small incisions along your gumline, fold back your gums, and remove any bacteria. 

Your dentist then smoothes areas containing damaged bone, places guided tissue regeneration membranes or bone grafts in the treatment area if needed, and closes the incisions. They 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 New Jersey Dental Specialists.

Call the office or book an appointment online today to learn more about periodontal osseous surgery at New Jersey Dental Specialists and find out if it’s right for you.

Dental Specialists of New Jersey

✆ Phone (general inquiries): 973-239-2111
Address: 25 Pompton Ave, Suite 101A, Verona, NJ 07044

ADDRESS: 223 Lenox Ave, Westfield, NJ, 07090