For some patients with progressive periodontal disease, a scaling and root planing procedure may not be enough to entirely reduce the periodontal pockets that have formed around the teeth. In these cases, osseous gum surgery can be a huge benefit.
When performing osseous surgical procedures, Dr. David J. Trylovich, Dr. Ryan S. Gifford, Dr. Brian P. Mantor, and Dr. Gary D. Goaslind in Las Vegas aim to completely get rid of infection and reduce periodontal pockets between the teeth and the gums. This discourages the buildup of bacteria and the toxins they foster. Often, osseous surgery makes all the difference for patients whose gum disease is not responding to other methods of treatment.
About Osseous Gum Surgery
During osseous surgery, the patient will be numbed. Once the patient is comfortable, we will make a small incision in the gum tissue that has been affected. We will then lift the gum away from the tooth and bone. At this point, the tooth and bone will be cleaned and smoothed. The gum tissue will then be trimmed and sutured to promote healing. A special periodontal bandage may be applied.
Afterwards, patients will be given information on how to care for the area. In about a month, we will look at the site to evaluate healing. Eventually, the gums will completely heal in their position, and periodontal pockets will be much less likely to form.
Learn More about Gum Disease Treatment
To find out if osseous gum surgery is the right choice for your gum disease treatment in Las Vegas, please contact Dr. Trylovich, Dr. Gifford, Dr. Mantor, and Dr. Goaslind today. At your first appointment, we will exam your mouth and talk about your options. If you are a candidate for osseous surgery, you will receive more comprehensive information on the procedure.