Dr. Toms will perform osseous surgery in order to access deeper parts of your teeth, namely the roots. Having access to these areas allows him to carefully clean pockets of bacteria off of the teeth and bone. This is the deepest type of cleaning available and will only be done in cases where other types of procedures have been ineffective.

As periodontal disease progresses, the bacteria can infect areas of gum tissue beneath the gum line. This often causes the gums to pull away from the teeth and create gum recession and bone loss. Immediate care is necessary to restore the gum tissue to good health. Although periodic periodontal checkups and cleanings can help prevent the need for these types of procedures, more advanced cases of periodontal disease may require treatment through osseous surgery.

With osseous surgery, Dr. Toms goes as deep as possible to the root of the teeth and osseous tissue to remove the harmful bacteria and unhealthy areas of tissue. This procedure is also known as pocket reduction surgery since it removes pockets of bacteria and infected tissue around the teeth and bone. By scraping off the bacteria and smoothing out the areas in which infection caused roughness on the teeth, Dr. Toms can create the best environment for your dental health and restoration. Once the cleaning is finished, the healthy gum tissue is reattached and stitched to ensure it does not move while healing.

The healing period is fairly brief compared to some surgeries. Stitches should be removed within six to ten days. Dr. Toms may also request a follow-up evaluation a month after the surgery to ensure your gum tissue is healing properly without infections.

Dr. Toms will assess your situation and determine if this approach is right for you. Call us today at (513) 922-7300 to schedule an appointment and find the right periodontal treatment.