Osseous surgery is performed in North Raleigh by numbing the gums surrounding the affected area and opening the gum by flapping it back to expose the bone. The periodontist then examines the amount of tartar and bone loss. After removing the tarter and cleaning out the space or pockets created by the periodontitis, the periodontist will use a high-speed instrument to reshape the bone and eliminate any pockets in the bone. In some cases, where the pockets are too deep, a bone graft will be used to fill them. After the bone is reshaped or grafted, the gum flap is put back over the bone and stitched back into place; stitches are typically removed one week after surgery. Many periodontists will place a protective putty over the area after surgery to prevent food from getting stuck in between the teeth during healing. The entire process usually takes an hour.
North Raleigh dental osseous surgery has a variety of benefits, including reducing the severity of symptoms caused by periodontitis such as loose teeth, bleeding gums and a receding gum line. Although periodontitis cannot be completely reversed, dental osseous surgery can help to reduce its symptoms when used in conjunction with daily brushing and flossing, regular visits to your dentist.