Pocket reduction surgery and osseous surgery

 

Like a turtleneck sweater, your gums should cover and protect your teeth’ roots.

So, when do you need osseous surgery and pocket reduction surgery?

To answer that question, let’s briefly investigate what happens when tartar accumulates below your gum line.

Pocket reduction surgery and osseous surgery

Pocket reduction surgery and osseous surgery

As tartar builds up, the bacteria with it produce biochemicals that cause your gums to pull back. Gaps, also called pockets, form between gums and your teeth.

A gap offers a space where more bacteria can grow, further worsening your dental health. These bacteria’s biochemical productions damage your gums and bone.

Over time, your pockets will become deeper, hosting greater numbers of bacteria, creating a vicious cycle. And the consequences can be dire…

…. this process may cause severe damage to:

  • your gums
  • your teeth, leading to tooth loss
  • the bone and ligaments surrounding and supporting your teeth

Thus, it should not surprise you that taking quick action is very important if you suffer from periodontitis.

At this stage, daily oral hygiene improvements and simple professional care, such as routine cleaning, will not suffice.

Have you responded well to deep dental cleaning, scaling and root planning?

If not, and if your pockets are 5 mm or deeper, you will need:

  • pocket reduction surgery
  • and osseous surgery.

Dr. M. Reshad, our periodontist, will:

    1. fold back your gums.

2. Thoroughly remove and clean the tartar on your exposed dental roots. This work prevents bacteria from easily attaching to and growing there again.

3. Smooth and reshape the bone in the pockets. This will avoid tartar from accumulating and attaching to previously roughened root surfaces. And that is because your bone will now be smooth once again. It will also allow your gums to reattach more easily to the newly healthy bone.

4. Secure the gums in place.

In spite of this, periodontal disease may occur again. It is called a silent disease since it is mostly asymptomatic, despite its destructive consequences. This further highlights the importance of:

  • regular biannual professional cleanings
  • an effective daily personal hygiene regimen.

Depending on how severe your periodontal disease is, Dr. Reshad may not stop at pocket reduction surgery and osseous surgery.

Are you curious to learn what other treatments Dr. Reshad offers? If so, check our article entitled, Advanced periodontal disease: gum graft and gum disease surgery.

PATENT REVIEWS

  • George W.
    10/12/2020 - ZocDoc

    Took me in (new patient) same day - within hours of my initial call. It’s a busy practice that seemed well run / extremely organized / very clean.
    Front desk personnel were friendly, organized, and helpful.

    Timothy Stevens Avatar
    Timothy Stevens
    10/11/2020 - Google

    This is a modern, friendly practice with lovely staff and a genuine feeling that they care about you. My exam was thorough and the dentist spent a generous amount of time describing what he found and suggesting a treatment plan. The front office staff were efficient and lovely.

    muhammad asad Avatar
    muhammad asad
    10/09/2020 - Google

    Nice staff and doctor, explained everything, cleaning was done in very relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend going at Sutton Place. Filling was done in my second visit. And it was done very comfortably with no pain. Really like the work and the expertise.

  • kiel Millman Avatar
    kiel Millman
    10/01/2020 - Google

    The staff for this office are great. They explain everything well and detailed. I love that they don't sugar code anything from you either. Very straight forward. Definitely recommend you go see them.

    muhammad asad Avatar
    muhammad asad
    9/05/2020 - Google

    Nice staff and doctor, explained everything, cleaning was done in very relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend going at Sutton Place.

    A Google User Avatar
    A Google User
    9/05/2020 - Google

    Nice staff and doctor, explained everything, cleaning was done in very relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend going at Sutton Place.

  • Yiyuan Liu Avatar
    Yiyuan Liu
    9/02/2020 - Google

    The dental hygienic clean was effective, and I was treated with the utmost care. I would hope for more clinic branches throughout the city.

    A Google User Avatar
    A Google User
    9/02/2020 - Google

    The dental hygienic clean was effective, and I was treated with the utmost care. I would hope for more clinic branches throughout the city.

    Saul Schoenberg Avatar
    Saul Schoenberg
    8/28/2020 - Google

    I had a very positive initial visit and was made to feel very comfortable by all staff from the moment I entered the office.
    In particular, I appreciated the quality of Jennifer's cleaning and Dr. Reshad's expertise and guidance.

  • Lisa Hauptman Avatar
    Lisa Hauptman
    8/28/2020 - Google

    Wonderful service and top notch dentists

    Shaina Joseph Avatar
    Shaina Joseph
    8/25/2020 - Google

    They’re taking great care of my teeth!

    Jay R.
    8/24/2020 - ZocDoc

    On his worst day he is excellent. I have enjoyed every interaction we have had. He is quintessentially professional and works to be in the service of so many in the city and around the planet.