Did you know that approximately three out of four people suffer from some form of periodontal or gum disease? In its mildest form, known as gingivitis, the disease has not progressed past the gums and is usually reversible. If conditions have deteriorated to the point where periodontitis has set in and the tissue and bone supporting the teeth have become perilously weakened, Central Park oral surgery may be required.
Periodontal disease progresses as the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and gums gets filled with bacteria, plaque, and tartar causing irritation to the surrounding tissues. When these irritants remain in the pocket, they cause infection and damage to the gums and eventually, the bone that supports the teeth. If the disease has progressed to a more advanced stage, where the infection has caused bone loss and diseased pockets have formed, your treatment options may include Columbus Circle periodontal surgery. Dr. Ostro is fully equipped to perform this type of surgery and this procedure has saved thousands of questionable teeth with poor prognosis for many years.
If surgical therapy has been recommended to treat your periodontal disease, a determination has been made that the tissues around your teeth may not be treated or repaired using non-surgical treatment. The following are the five types of surgical treatments commonly performed by Central Park Oral Surgeon, Dr. Ostro:
- Pocket Reduction Procedures
- Regenerative Procedures
- Crown Lengthening: Cosmetic or Conventional
- Soft Tissue Grafts: Cosmetic Gum Enhancement or Soft Tissue Augmentation
- Dental Implants