Osseous Surgery in Simsbury, CT

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When you have gum disease, the pocket, or spaces, between your teeth and gums are open further than the standard 2 to 3 millimeters. Once the pocket is deeper than 5mm, the area is challenging to clean. When left untreated, more bacteria enter the area and can wear away at your gums and bone, possibly resulting in tooth extraction.

Osseous surgery (pocket reduction surgery) at Hope Family Dentistry removes the bacteria within your gum pockets. We do this by cutting the gums to allow easy access for bacteria removal and damaged bone repair. Schedule a consultation in our Simsbury, CT office to learn more about if this treatment could benefit you.


You may have gum disease if you've noticed red, swollen gums and bleeding when brushing or flossing your teeth. While gum disease alone doesn't necessarily mean you are a candidate for osseous surgery, you should schedule an appointment with us if you're experiencing severe gum disease. Severe gum disease that can't be treated with root planing or antibiotics could make you a candidate for osseous surgery. Some signs of severe gum disease include:

  • Consistent bad breath
  • Bad taste in the mouth that doesn't go away
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Changes in the way your teeth fit together
  • Sensitive teeth

Dr. Hope's practice is one I would highly recommend. Dr hope has a very friendly and kind demeanor and chair side manner that is second to none. His staff as a whole are wonderfully kind, informative and skilled. From their dental assistant to their receptionist you will encounter warm and genuine professionals. There is much to be said about getting a cavity filled and to be so at ease you could fall asleep in the dental chair!

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I’m a new patient of Dr Hope and his staff I have never been one to be willing to go to the dentist, I have had multiple visits for filling . Dr Hope and his staff are amazing! Comfortable and zero pain. That goes for my cleanings too. Thank you for your great work . Nickolas Miller

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We've been using Dr. Hope since we moved into the Farmington Valley - 32 years! He is just the best! His office staff is exceptional as well as his dental hygienists. I would recommend him to anyone.

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Dr Hope saw me in an emergency situation three years ago and I have been going ever since. Top notch staff all around

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As always, Dr. Hope and his staff are extremely professional, friendly, clean and prompt. I have been with Dr. Hope since he bought out Dr. Rotondo's practice! I would recommend him and his practice to anyone, anytime!!

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The procedure typically takes around two hours to complete. To keep you comfortable, our team will provide a local anesthetic. The anesthetic minimizes discomfort. If you have severe dental fears or anxieties, talk to our team to learn about the available sedation options.

Our dental team will make a small incision along your gumline. Your gums will be folded back, and the bacteria underneath will be removed. If you have bone damage, the damaged areas will get smoothed down. After your gums are sewn back, we'll provide a periodontal dressing to help with bleeding. You'll be able to resume your daily routine a few days after surgery.

You may experience bleeding, tooth sensitivity, gum recession, or even tooth loss following surgery. Any tooth loss is dependent on the condition of your original gum health. We make every effort to save the tooth (or teeth) when possible. The following tips can help with your recovery:

  • Changing gauze regularly
  • Refraining from using a straw (the sucking motion can open pockets)
  • Refraining from physical activity
  • Sticking to a soft food diet for around three days after surgery
  • Rinsing with saltwater after the first 24 hours
  • Using an ice pack against the outside of your mouth to help with swelling

Please schedule a consultation with our team to get your questions answered surrounding recovery.

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In many cases, osseous surgeries are covered partly by your dental insurance. Our dental team will work with your provider to determine your benefits and out-of-pocket costs before scheduling your appointment. If you don’t have insurance, we take many payment types to assist with making your dental care attainable.

When your gums are suffering, it can lead to tooth loss and jawbone damage. Your gum health is extremely important to your overall oral health. Improve your gums today by scheduling an appointment at Hope Family Dentistry in Simsbury, CT. We look forward to helping you renew your smile and your confidence.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.