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What is osseous surgery?

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What is osseous surgery?
Osseous surgery is a type of surgery that reshapes the bone that holds teeth in place.

Osseous surgery is a treatment for the gum disease called periodontitis. People with periodontitis develop holes called defects in the bone around their teeth. Osseous surgery reshapes the bone to get rid of the defects. This procedure is often used to treat bone loss around multiple teeth.

Before your surgery, you need to have basic periodontal treatment called scaling and root planing. You also must take good care of your teeth. You should brush twice a day and floss daily.

Osseous surgery is usually done by a periodontist, a dentist who specializes in treating gum disease.
You may get a prescription for pain medicine to use after surgery.

It is very important for you to keep your mouth as clean as possible while you heal. This means you should brush and floss the rest of your mouth normally. If you don't have a periodontal pack over the surgical site, you can use a toothbrush to gently remove plaque from the teeth.

Mouth rinses containing chlorhexidine are commonly prescribed after periodontal surgery. These rinses do not remove plaque from the teeth. They do slow down the growth of plaque by killing bacteria, and they help your mouth heal.

You may also have some swelling after surgery. You can reduce swelling by applying an ice pack to the outside of your face in the treated area. In some situations, you may get a prescription for antibiotics to prevent an infection. Be sure to take them as instructed. Your dentist or periodontist will want to examine the area again in 7 to 10 days.






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