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Osseous Surgery

Dr. James Jacobs & Dr. Tara Bogart -  - Dental Implant Surgeon

Dr. James Jacobs & Dr. Tara Bogart

Dental Implant Surgeons & Periodontal Surgeons located in Midtown West, New York, NY

Osseous surgery helps treat advanced periodontal disease, eliminating diseased soft tissue, and reshaping the bone to support your affected teeth. At the office of Dr. James Jacobs & Dr. Tara Bogart in Midtown West, Manhattan, the skilled periodontists perform osseous surgery to help close the pockets between your gums and teeth and prevent further complications from periodontal disease. For more information about osseous surgery, call the New York City office to schedule an appointment or book your consultation online today.

Osseous Surgery Q&A

What is osseous surgery?

Osseous surgery is a treatment for advanced cases of periodontal disease. More specifically, the procedure treats deep pockets between your teeth and gums. Bacteria in these pockets can result in further bone and tissue loss in the region, and you can even lose your teeth if you go too long without treatment.

Osseous surgery feels like more of a deep cleaning than a surgery. During the procedure, Dr. Jacobs or Dr. Bogart uses a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area. They make an incision around the affected teeth to separate your gum tissue from your teeth and bone, then they use ultrasonic and hand scalers to clean the hardened plaque, called tartar, that is deep below the gum, from the surfaces of your teeth and their roots.

Dr. Jacobs or Dr. Bogart will then reshape your bone to promote gum health. After reshaping your bone, your gum tissue can reattach to it more easily. Dr. Jacobs or Dr. Bogart places sutures in your gums to help them stay in place. Sometimes a protective bandage or dressing is placed.

After your osseous surgery, Dr. Jacobs or Dr. Bogart might give you pain medication and an antiseptic rinse to help you heal.

Who should consider osseous surgery?

Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Bogart might recommend osseous surgery to you if you have substantial pockets between your gums and teeth and if bone loss has already begun to occur. With advanced periodontal disease, bacteria build up in the pockets and can begin to damage your jawbone and your teeth. Eventually, you can lose your teeth to this process.

The osseous surgery removes diseased tissues to slow the progression of your periodontal disease and prevent bone and tooth loss. After osseous surgery, you can keep your mouth cleaner and healthier with your home routine. Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Bogart can give you tips and strategies to help you prevent additional health problems from periodontal disease.

What are the benefits of osseous surgery?

Osseous surgery can improve your oral health and the appearance of your smile. The specific benefits of osseous surgery include:

Benefits of Osseous Surgery

  • Slowing the progress of periodontal disease
  • Reducing the spread of bacteria
  • Preventing bone loss in your jaw
  • Preventing tooth loss
  • Making home oral hygiene easier

Each case is different, and Dr. Jacobs or Dr. Bogart can help you decide if osseous surgery is necessary or appropriate for you. They can also tell you more about what to expect during the procedure and throughout the recovery instructions.

To find out if you have periodontal disease and if osseous surgery is right for you, call the office of Dr. James Jacobs & Dr. Tara Bogart, or schedule an appointment online today.