Osseous Surgery / Pocket Reduction

Sometimes the effects of periodontal disease create permanent changes in the tooth and gum structure that will cause issues in the future. Enlarged gum pockets between the tooth and the gum line are common after having advanced gum disease. Sometimes these gaps are cosmetic in nature, and affect the appearance of the gums. More commonly, the gaps put the teeth at future risk for tooth and gum disease, as they are just one more place that plaque and bacteria can collect. Pocket reduction surgery is designed to thwart the after effects of periodontal disease and restore your mouth to a healthy state.

 

The goal of periodontal surgery to gain access to the tooth root and to clean the damaged areas. Once the periodontist, Dr. Toporoff can visually see the damage, it can be removed completely. Removing the plaque and calculus leaves a pocket between the gum and the tooth. Sometimes the gum returns to its original position, but still the pocket is present. The pocket requires more frequent cleanings as the patient is unable to get to the pockets with regular brushing and flossing. Once the swelling from the periodontal treatment has subsided, the dentist may need to suture the gum to where the bone has resorbed. The goal is to create a space large enough so it can be reached through daily oral hygiene, but small enough that it is not a breeding ground for plaque and bacteria.

Office Hours

Monday: .............................8:30am- 6:00pm

Tuesday: .............................8:30am- 6:00pm

Wednesday: ......................8:30am- 6:00pm

Thursday: ...........................8:30am- 6:00pm

Friday: .................................8:30am- 1:00pm

Saturday: ...........................8:30am- 1:00pm

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115 New Hackensack Rd.

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
wappingersdental@yahoo.com

Tel: 1-845-297-3950

 

Please call for available dates.

We can usually schedule an appointment within 24 to 48 hours and ASAP if you have a dental emergency.

 

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Wappingers Falls Dentist. Dr. Vanda M. Georgescu, DDS provides Cosmetic Dentist, toothache, Emergency Dentist, Periodontist, dental cleaning, Childrens Dentist, Gentle Dentist to the following locations: Fishkill, Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County. Fishkill Dentist providing professional dentistry including Cosmetic Dentist, toothache, Emergency Dentist, Periodontist, dental cleaning, Childrens Dentist, Gentle Dentist in Wappingers Falls, Fishkill, Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County New York.