Osseous Surgery: Treatment of Gum Disease Treatment That Works
Osseous surgery is an effective treatment for people who are suffering from advanced periodontitis. In the advanced stage of gum infection, the supporting bone around the teeth gets damaged, and osseous surgery aims to eliminate the active infection, reduce growth of bacteria between gums and teeth and encourage reattachment of tissues.
During the process of osseous surgery, Dr.Stephen Strout will separate the gums from the teeth and carefully fold them back temporarily to allow access to the bone and roots. Once the root surfaces have been cleaned and plaque and tartardeposits have been removed, bone discrepancies are smoothed out and regenerative substances may be applied to support the tissues and bone. After this, sutures are placed. Your dentist will give you post-surgical care instructions to make sure the area heals properly.
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Systemic Effects of Gum Disease
Gum disease progresses gradually. It may cause your gums to inflame and appear red or irritated. If you are experience any bleeding or discomfort in your gums, you should talk to your dentist right away to understand what can be done to reverse these effects. Failure to treat gum disease can result in more serious infections and the need for more invasive treatments.
Periodontal disease can lead to a number of systemic diseases, or more serious health risks, such as:
Periodontal disease is common in people who have diabetes, mostly for those with Type 2 diabetes. Treatment of gum disease improves blood sugarcontrol.
People with periodontal disease are seven times more at chance of suffering a heart attack. Bacteria which cause periodontal disease have been found in the arterial plaques that contribute to cardiovascular problems.
Periodontal disease increases the risk of pancreatic cancer by over 50 percent.
Pre-Mature / Low Birth Weight Babies
A link has been found between periodontitis and babies born with a low birth weight as well as preterm deliveries. Although the association between gumdisease and fetal development in unclear, oral bacteria have been found in fetal membranes.