Osseous Surgery

If you have advanced periodontal disease, osseous surgery can remove the bacteria inflaming your gums while also reducing the pockets in the alveolar bone surrounding the teeth. Many patients find that this procedure feels more like a deep cleaning than a surgery.

The Benefits of Osseous Surgery

Osseous surgery allows us to address periodontal disease and get your oral health back on track. This is important because it:

  • Reduces the Spread of Bacteria
  • Prevents Bone Loss
  • Enhances Your Smile
  • Enables Home Care

If left unchecked, periodontal disease can cause bone loss, which in turn leads to tooth loss. It can also make it nearly impossible to address the bacteria on your teeth and in your gums, further exacerbating the issue.

Periodontal disease can harm more than just your gums. The gum recession gives room for bacteria to enter your body, which eventually leads to heart disease, respiratory disease, or other life-threatening conditions.


Do you want comfortable, cost-effective care? Please don’t hesitate to request an appointment. We’re here for you!


The Procedure

Man examining dental implants

If you’re a good candidate for osseous surgery, we’ll start by numbing the area with a local anesthetic. Then we’ll make a small incision on the gumline, separating the gum tissue from the bone.

We’ll scale the roots, then reshape the bone around the teeth. This may necessitate bone removal or grafting. Once we’re finished, we’ll suture the gums back to the bone and cover it with dressing or a periodontal pack.

After surgery, there may be some bleeding and swelling. Please call our office if you believe they’re excessive. We’ll also provide you with pain medicine and chlorhexidine.

It’s important to make several visits with us afterwards. Along with allowing us to check in on your healing, these additional cleanings also prevent post-operative infections.

Wondering If You Need Osseous Surgery?

Ferber Dental Group is here for you. Our team of dentists are at the cutting edge of dentistry, constantly working hard to ensure our patients get the absolute best dental care available today.

Do you have any questions about what we can do for you? Would you like to book an appointment? Please don’t hesitate to reach out today! We’ll be happy to speak with you.

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- Ray

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