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Dental Specialties Northwest is a place of comfort, care, and luxury. We offer world-class services from our renowned and respected dentists, Dr. Tom Sweeney and Dr. Rhys Spoor. Our dentists have years of experience and continued training, and are dedicated to making your smile the best it has ever been. Both are highly specialized in dental implantology; Dr. Sweeney has additional expertise in periodontics.

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Osseous Surgery


What is Osseous Surgery?

Also referred to as pocket depth reduction surgery, the procedure is used to restore gum tissue for patients who suffer from periodontal disease. People who suffer from gum disease will develop pockets between the jawbone and the gum line. If left untreated, those pockets will get worse.

Why is Osseous Surgery Necessary?

Osseous surgery is used when the pockets are too deep, making it impossible to clean, even with a professional cleaning.

Filled with bacteria, those pockets will erode the gums and your jawbone loosening your teeth. Osseous surgery helps prevent extractions and just could help you keep your teeth.

Osseous Surgery Benefits

Tooth Loss

Osseous surgery is the most cost effective way to keep your teeth.

Treats Periodontal Disease

The bacteria is removed helping treat gum disease.

Outpatient Surgery

Most patients can have the surgery done in office.

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How Does Osseous Surgery Work?

During the surgery, Dental Specialties Northwest folds back your gum tissue before removing the bacteria that has collected in the pockets. Once the bacterium is removed, the area is scaled and planed to make for a smoother surface. A smooth surface means bacteria won’t build up again. After the area is smoothed over, the gum is reattached so that it firmly rests against your jawbone.

What Can I Expect After the Surgery?

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After Surgery


Swelling is common after surgery. Use a cold compress as it will help to bring down the swelling.

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After Surgery


In some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed. If you are prescribed medication, be sure to take the complete round even if you feel better.

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After Surgery

Post Op Instructions

Dental Specialties Northwest will send home aftercare instructions that you must follow carefully.

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After Surgery


Dr. Sweeney, Dr. Spoor or Dr. Yeung will want to see you a couple of weeks after your surgery to make sure you and your gums are healing properly.


A Simple Surgery with Amazing Benefits

If you would like to learn more about osseous surgery, call and talk to a team member from Dental Specialties Northwest today.