Concord Lexington Periodontics offers surgery to treat gum issues and help build or maintain gum and bone tissue. Dr. Ancy Verdier, Dr. Jennifer Chang Sullivan, and Dr. Mariam Khan provide periodontal and implant treatment for patients with gum disease or missing teeth. Their experience in oral surgery and high-quality technology allows them to provide comfortable dental surgical procedures in Concord and Lexington, MA.
Dental Surgical Procedures in Concord & Lexington, MA
The dental surgical procedures that we offer in our Concord and Lexington, MA offices include:
- Dental Bone Graft: We recommend bone grafting treatment for patients who do not have enough jaw bone to support dental implants.
- Dental Ridge Augmentation: A ridge augmentation also prepares patients for implant treatment by maximizing the bone we can use to support implants.
- Osseous Surgery: Also known as flap surgery, this treatment restores the gum tissue and lessens deep gum pockets.
- Sinus Lift Surgery: We often recommend a sinus lift treatment for patients who need an implant restoration in the upper jaw.
- Soft Tissue Graft: We can treat gum recession and encourage healthy tissue growth with soft tissue grafting.
- Surgical Tooth Extraction: Our dentists will recommend tooth extractions for patients with impacted or diseased teeth.
What is an Alveoloplasty?
An alveoloplasty is a procedure that reshapes the bone that supports the teeth. The alveolar bone is the part of the jaw that holds the teeth in place. After removing a tooth, the alveolar bone may be very sharp. Any downward pressure on the gum tissue presses the sharp alveolar bone into the gums and causes a cutting type of pain.
Sharp bone can also be very irritating to denture wearers. The misshapen bone can also cause food to be easily trapped between teeth and the gums. This may increase a patient’s susceptibility to periodontal disease.
An alveoloplasty is performed with a high-speed handpiece, which files away the bone and reshapes it into a more natural, comfortable shape. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia. After surgery, patients will be relieved of pain when biting down. Denture wearers will also find wearing their dentures far more comfortable.
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Restore the form and function of your teeth and gums with treatment at Concord Lexington Periodontics. Contact our Lexington office at 781.384.5892 or our Concord office at 978.391.6081.