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What is Osseous Surgery?

Osseous surgery, also known as pocket reduction surgery, is a surgical procedure performed to treat advanced gum disease, also known as periodontitis. Periodontitis occurs when bacteria accumulate below the gum line, causing inflammation and infection that can lead to the destruction of the supporting bone and tissues around the teeth.

During osseous surgery, our skilled periodontal specialists at Verity Smile Studio access the roots of the teeth by lifting the gum tissue. They then thoroughly clean the root surfaces to remove plaque and tartar deposits, as well as any diseased tissue. In some cases, irregularities in the bone may be smoothed to eliminate areas where bacteria can collect.

After cleaning the roots and reshaping the bone, the gum tissue is repositioned and sutured back into place. This helps reduce the depth of periodontal pockets, making it easier to clean and maintain good oral hygiene.

How Verity Smile Studio can help

Osseous surgery offers several benefits to patients with advanced gum disease, including:

Halting Disease Progression: Advanced gum disease can lead to the destruction of the bone and tissues supporting the teeth, eventually resulting in tooth loss if left untreated. Osseous surgery helps halt the progression of gum disease by removing bacteria and diseased tissue and promoting the regeneration of healthy gum and bone.

Reducing Pocket Depth: Periodontal pockets are spaces that form between the teeth and gums as a result of gum disease. These pockets can harbor bacteria and make it difficult to clean effectively, leading to further inflammation and infection. Osseous surgery reduces the depth of these pockets, making it easier to clean and maintain good oral hygiene.

Stabilizing Teeth: As gum disease progresses, the supporting bone around the teeth may become weakened, leading to loosening and mobility of the teeth. Osseous surgery helps stabilize the teeth by removing diseased tissue and reshaping the bone to provide better support for the teeth.

Improving Oral Health: By effectively treating advanced gum disease, osseous surgery helps improve overall oral health and reduce the risk of complications such as tooth loss, abscesses, and systemic health problems associated with untreated gum disease.

At Verity Smile Studio, we understand the importance of healthy gums and supporting structures for maintaining a beautiful and functional smile. Our experienced periodontal specialists are skilled in performing osseous surgery with precision and care, ensuring optimal results for our patients. When you choose Verity Smile Studio for osseous surgery, you can expect:

Expert Care: Our periodontal specialists have extensive training and experience in performing osseous surgery and other advanced periodontal procedures. They utilize the latest techniques and technology to achieve precise and predictable outcomes for our patients.

Personalized Treatment: We understand that every patient is unique, and we tailor our treatment approach to meet the specific needs and goals of each individual. Whether you require osseous surgery to treat advanced gum disease or other periodontal issues, we will develop a customized treatment plan to address your concerns effectively.

Comprehensive Services: In addition to osseous surgery, we offer a wide range of periodontal treatments and services to help our patients achieve optimal oral health. From preventive care to advanced surgical procedures, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care that meets all of your periodontal needs.

Compassionate Support: We understand that undergoing periodontal surgery can be intimidating, and we strive to create a comfortable and supportive environment for our patients at Verity Smile Studio. From the moment you walk through our doors, you will be greeted with warmth and compassion by our friendly staff. We are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and support you throughout your treatment journey.

Osseous surgery is a valuable procedure that can help restore gum health and preserve the integrity of the teeth and supporting structures. If you are experiencing symptoms of advanced gum disease or would like to learn more about osseous surgery, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced team at Verity Smile Studio. We are here to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that you can be proud of.

Osseous Surgery in Indianapolis, IN - Verity Smile Studio

Osseous Surgery in Indianapolis, IN


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