FAQ’s About Osseous Surgery

Osseous Surgery Catonsville, MDYou’ve heard it once, and we will continue to say it again, one of the best things you can do for your oral hygiene? Brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. Sometimes, though, even with this basic oral hygiene step, patients run into issues with their oral health and develop conditions like periodontal disease. Depending on how advanced your periodontal disease is, we may recommend one of two treatments including scaling and root planing therapy or osseous surgery. To help you understand osseous surgery more, we have created a list of some frequently asked questions and their answers.

What Is Osseous Surgery

In patients without periodontal disease, their gums fit snugly around the bottom of their teeth and protect them from damage and infection. However, patients with the periodontal disease suffer from gum and bone decay that exposes them to infection. During surgery, our main goal is to reshape the bone and periodontal pockets that have been damaged by infection.

Is Osseous Surgery Painful?

One of our main goals here at Baltimore Periodontics is to not only treat patients with the correct treatment options but to ensure that they aren’t in pain during the procedure. During your osseous surgery, we typically administer a local anesthetic to help numb your gums so you won’t feel anything. If you have dental anxiety, talk to us about our sedation dentistry options.

How Can I Recover from Osseous Surgery?

When we send you home from our office, we will send you home with details regarding how to recover. Make sure that you keep your head elevated and that you rest for at least 24 hours following surgery. To help ease any inflammation, we encourage patients to ice their mouth and take NSAIDs if permitted.

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