Is your smile beginning to suffer from the initial stages of damaging gum disease? Often times what begins as a simple case of gingivitis can quickly progress into full blown periodontitis without proper care. Periodontitis can cause untold damage to the entirety of a patient’s mouth, beginning with the health and quantity of the lining of your gums. However, this does not mean that your smile is without help. You can always find the advanced level of care you need to heal the damages of periodontitis with pocket reduction surgery from the experts at your local New York City periodontal surgeon of Elliot Ostro, DMD.
Surgical Periodontics New York City
Gum diseases moves into periodontitis when permanent damage begins to occur to any area of the mouth. This process begins with the erosion of the gum lines. This causes the lines of your gums to recede slowly, causing the surface of your teeth to be exposed in the process. Eventually a gap will form between the roots of your teeth and the surface of the gum lines. The roots of your teeth are not the same as the surface which you see on a daily basis naturally, as they are not protected by enamel or dentin, making them vulnerable to decay, damage, and even dental loss without care. Your professional New York City periodontal surgeon works to protect your teeth and restore the health of your smile through the use of pocket depth reduction surgery. This process begins with a specialized deep cleaning known as root planing and scaling, which works to target the source of gum disease by removing plaque and tartar from between the gum lines and teeth where no amount of at-home care can reach, as well as smoothing out any root spots on your teeth in order to stop plaque from sticking to your smile and creating more bacteria to further gum disease. Once your mouth is clean, your doctor then works to reduce the size of your sulcus pocket by actively working to readjust and firmly attach the gum lines in to the proper positions for a smile that is not only more attractive, but also healthier and able to protect the roots of your teeth from harm.
For the very best in pocket depth reduction surgery, be sure to visit the experts at your neighborhood New York City periodontal surgeon. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff at the offices of Elliott Ostro, DMD have performed utilized this exact procedure to save the teeth of thousands of patients just like yourself through the use of state of the art technology custom tailored to meet your unique needs. With pocket reduction surgery from Elliott Ostro, DMD your smile can be returned to picture perfect health.
New York City Periodontal Surgery
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
We know we try our best to promote our own oral health but sometimes problems occur and we need the expert care of a professional. Periodontal surgery with our New York City oral surgeon, Elliott Ostro DMD, is performed with the utmost care, using modern research and state-of-the-art equipment used in periodontal and implant techniques. Periodontal (gum) disease is more widespread than most of us realize and as a progressive condition, it can lead to more than severe inflammation of the gums. Pocket reduction surgery is a periodontal surgery that helps to reduce the depth of the bacteria-collecting pockets.
Gum Surgery New York City
Any type of surgery causes certain levels of stress and anxiety but as an expert in his field with an exceptional success rate, Dr. Ostro makes sure that you’re comfortable and understand all aspects of your pocket reduction surgery. Dental (periodontal) pockets are areas beneath the gums that collect bacteria. The gums can become sensitive and inflamed, may bleed during brushing or flossing and root sensitivity can also become an issue. If left untreated, these pockets can cause a multitude of serious issues, ultimately resulting in tooth loss. Pocket reduction surgery is a treatment that helps to reduce the depth of the bacteria-collecting pockets. Our New York City oral surgeon usually performs periodontal surgery under a local anesthetic but additional sedation is an option for your added comfort.
Periodontal surgery is usually a very gentle procedure where the gum tissue is lightly pulled back and all the bacteria, tartar and plaque found there is removed. Once the bacteria, tartar and plaque are removed, the gum tissue is secured back around the teeth with tiny stitches. Depending on the condition of the area worked on, the stitches may be self-dissolving or may need to be removed during a follow-up appointment. Your initial follow-up appointment will be about a week after surgery and then three weeks after that. Our New York City oral surgeon along with our dedicated staff, are with you every step of the way and we make ourselves available for whatever questions or concerns you may have.
Periodontal Surgery – Dr. Ostro
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
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.
New York City Oral Surgery
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.