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Osseous SurgeryAn effective gum disease treatment for moderate to severe periodontitis.
Eliminate the hiding places where plaque & bacteria live.

Pocket Reduction Surgery in Southfield, MI

Smiling, brushing our teeth, and eating our favorite foods should be a painless and enjoyable experience. But when poor oral hygiene combines with neglected professional dental care, it can lead to gum disease, which causes discomfort and disruption to our daily lives. At Michigan Gum Docs, we understand the impact of gum disease on your quality of life, and that’s why we offer osseous surgery as a solution.

Designed to address the deep pockets of bacteria that form in the gums, osseous surgery can safely remove these harmful bacteria and reduce your pocket size back to normal. It’s time to start smiling without hesitation, brushing your teeth without pain, and savoring your favorite foods without discomfort. Schedule an osseous surgical appointment at Michigan Gum Docs in Southfield, MI, today.

Your Gum Health Is Just As Important As Your Teeth

Our gums are the protective barriers that shield our tooth roots from exposure. On average, those with healthy oral habits have a two- to three-millimeter pocket between the base of their teeth and gums. But, when gum disease makes an appearance, these pockets can increase in size, leaving plenty of space for bacteria and plaque to hide. As the bacteria continues to build up, it can start to wear away at your gums and bones—causing discomfort, irritation, and, in extreme cases, tooth loss.

At Michigan Gum Docs, our osseous surgery safely removes the bacteria from deep within the gum pockets, effectively reducing inflammation and restoring the gums to their natural state. It’s our goal to restore your gums to their optimal health and functionality, allowing you to enjoy a pain-free and confident smile.

Osseous Surgery Benefits

It’s our commitment to provide our Southfield, MI, patients with exceptional care and results, starting with osseous surgery. With numerous benefits, this innovative and quick procedure will have you smiling wide in no time at all.

  • Reduce harmful bacteria
  • Improve your oral health
  • Minimize your risk of gum disease
  • Discourage plaque & bacteria growth

What to Expect During Osseous Surgery

When it comes to osseous surgery, the professionals at Michigan Gum Docs perform the surgery with care and precision. Once we’ve determined that osseous surgery is the course of action for your gum disease, a periodontist will administer anesthesia to numb your teeth and gums—ensuring your comfort during the entire process. We’ll then carefully fold back the gum tissue and remove the disease-causing bacteria using delicate tools and cleansers. Once we’ve safely eliminated all the harmful bacteria from the oversized gum pockets, we’ll reposition and secure the gum tissue back into place.

In some cases, the procedure may also include smoothing irregular surfaces on damaged bone to eliminate hiding spots for harmful bacteria. This approach allows the gum tissue to more effectively reattach to healthy bone, promoting optimal healing and long-term gum health.

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Osseous Surgery FAQs

The amount of time it takes to complete your osseous surgery will largely depend on how severe your gum disease is and how many teeth need to be treated. Typically, pocket reduction surgery takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.

Unfortunately, once periodontal disease destroys your gums, there isn’t a natural way for the tissue to grow back. Thankfully, at Michigan Gum Docs, we offer tissue grafting services to add thickness and volume to the areas of gum recession. If you’ve recently undergone osseous surgery and wish to restore your gum tissues to a natural appearance, please call us at (248) 327-1919 today to set up a consultation.

Osseous surgery is only necessary when gum disease is too advanced for nonsurgical cleanings and treatments. Before we perform osseous surgery, our dentists will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if that’s the proper course of action.

In order to avoid severe gum disease, which leads to bone and tissue decomposition, you’ll need to practice proper and consistent oral hygiene. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day (morning and night), flossing, and visiting your dentist for regular exams and cleanings.

Providing Continued Support For Oral Health

As the top-rated gum and implant doctors in Southeast Michigan, we’re here for all your oral health needs. Schedule an appointment today.

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