If you have an advanced case of periodontitis, your teeth are not without hope. Your Manhattan periodontal surgeon, Dr. Elliot Ostro, can help. Today’s technology combined with Dr. Ostro advanced training and experienced skill can work together for you to offer many different varieties of periodontal surgery. These techniques can be necessary to save your smile, removing the cause of your periodontitis and restoring the strength and health of your natural smile before it’s too late.
Oral medical procedures from your Manhattan periodontal surgeon can truly save your smile. One of the most common varieties we perform works to lift your gums and remove the tartar which holds within it layers of bacteria that is actually fueling your case of gum disease. Pocket reduction or flap surgery then moves to fit the gums back so they are once again tight and firm around your tooth. This works to reduce the gaps growing between your teeth and your gums, reducing the size of pockets to minimize the areas that bacteria has to grow within. Sometimes these surgeries will include smoothing down irregular surfaces of damaged teeth to seek out and destroy pockets of bacteria that hide on these rough edges.
At the offices of your Manhattan periodontal surgeon, Dr. Elliot Ostro we have the technology and the capability to perform multiple types of grafts to save your teeth and gums and give you your healthy smile back. Soft tissue grafts can be used by taking grafted tissue, usually from the roof of our patient’s mouth, and attaching it to the affected area to restore the gum line in areas where this tissue has become greatly receded. These soft tissue grafts can often stop loss of teeth from occurring. In other cases bone grafts can be used to restore bone loss with grafts from your own bone, or synthetic bone. These grafts can work to encourage natural regrowth of your own bone overtime.
Periodontitis can be a very damaging disease of the gums, whose stages of decay and detrimental symptoms vary widely from patient to patient. This means that many varieties of treatment are available and continue to be made available to the patients of our Manhattan periodontal surgeon Dr. Elliot Ostro. He has been proudly serving his community as an oral surgeon for over fifteen years with top of the line care of periodontitis and other dental diseases and complications. He understands that many of us feel anxiety about dental surgery, and as such strives to provide his services in a comfortable environment to put you at ease. Our welcoming and knowledgeable staff will work with you through every step of your periodontitis treatment to find the path of care that is right for you.