Osseous (Flap) Surgery
Also called flap surgery, osseous surgery is performed on periodontal pockets that have resisted all other attempted treatments and continue to worsen. Osseous surgery creates a clean environment around the tooth, promoting tooth and periodontal health.
After the procedure, your doctor may prescribe pain medication. The stitches securing the gums will then need to be removed in 6-10 days, unless dissolving stitches were used. You will need to schedule and attend a follow up appointment about 1 month after the procedure. This allows your doctor to check the healing and health of the treated site.
It is important to know that due to the reshaping of the bone and trimming of gums, your tooth may appear longer due to the lower gumline. This can also lead to increased sensitivity.