Osseous surgery treats advanced gum disease by removing plaque, tartar, and infected tissue. The procedure aims to eliminate deep gum pockets, promoting better oral hygiene, but maintaining good oral hygiene is important to prevent future periodontal issues.
Osseous Surgery in Katy, TX
Osseous surgery, also known as periodontal surgery or surgical pocket therapy, is a dental procedure performed to treat advanced gum disease or periodontitis. Periodontitis is a bacterial infection that affects the gum tissues and underlying bone structures that support the teeth. During osseous surgery, small incisions in the gum tissue are made to access the roots of the teeth and the surrounding bone. This allows for the removal of plaque, tartar, and infected tissue. The procedure aims to eliminate deep gum pockets that have formed between the teeth and gums due to bone loss. After cleaning and reshaping the area, the periodontist may reposition the gum tissue closer to the tooth, reducing the depth of the gum pockets. This can make it easier for the patient to clean the teeth and gums properly and promote better oral hygiene. Osseous surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. Depending on the extent of the gum disease, the procedure may be completed in one or multiple appointments. While osseous surgery can help to treat advanced gum disease, it’s crucial to practice good oral hygiene to prevent the development or recurrence of periodontal problems.
How much does periodontal surgery cost?
The cost of periodontal surgery can vary depending on various factors such as the complexity of the case and the specific treatment involved. Lifetime Dental & Implant center offers different payment options such as a dental savings plan and external financial plans that may assist in managing the costs. These options can provide potential savings and convenient payment arrangements, making your surgery more accessible and affordable.
If you have more questions about osseous surgery and the procedures used by Lifetime Dental & Implant Center, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.