When all other gum treatments have failed, Dr. Jason Kasarsky, New York City dentist and periodontal surgeon, may suggest osseous surgery to save your teeth and reduce the size of the pockets causing further decay and future tooth loss. These deep pockets are not only hard for you to clean at home with daily oral hygiene routine, they are also a problem for your dentist and hygienist to clean, as well. Dr. Kasarsky uses state-of-the-art equipment to reduce the pockets in your gums with the hopes of saving you from tooth loss, expensive restorations, and less time in the dentist's chair. If you would like to learn more about osseous surgery or have a referral, we would like to offer you a dental consultation at your earliest convenience. Also, please ask us about our nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation dentistry that we offer in our office if it would make your appointment more comfortable.
"Dr. Kasarsky and his team are the best in the business. I used to put off going to the dentist for two years at a time because I've always hated the experience until I went for a cleaning at Dr.Kasarsky's office. Now I'm going 4 times a year for a cleaning. Last Sunday, I unfortunately chipped my tooth late at night, and in a panic, I reached out to Dr. Kasarsky around 11 pm. Within minutes, he responded to me and set up an appointment for the following day. 24 hours after chipping my tooth, I was all back to normal. Not only was it fixed, but you couldn't even tell it had work done it on. The man is not only a great dentist; he is only an artist. If you're like me and have always hated the dentist, I recommend switching to Dr. Karsarky. And trust me, a recommendation for me is essentially a guarantee."- C.C. / Google / Feb 25, 2022
"Dr. Kasarsky is personable, skilled, knowledgable and patient. The work is beautiful. It is as close to pain free dentistry as possible. Marissa, the hygienist, is a gem. The best cleaning ever. I enjoy them. The assistants and the front desk could not be nicer. They follow up (as does Dr. Kasarsky), take the time to know you and are super accommodating about scheduling changes. Office is attractive and super clean. Can't say enough good things."- G.I. / Google / Mar 30, 2022
"Super helpful staff and excellent service!"- B.S. / Google / Feb 23, 2022
"I had neglected my teeth for years and was in need of care. At the time I was working out of a midtown Manhattan office. One day I walked by the dental practice of Dr. Kasarsky (when he had a street level office). Something told me to give it a try so I went in and made an appointment and as they say, the rest is history. Because of my past neglect I required extensive teeth and gum work to get back to a healthy state. Mission accomplished. Throughout the years, the professionalism and skill of Dr. Kasarsky and his staff have been top notch. I no longer work in Manhattan but I still make the trek in whenever I need work or a cleaning. (Thank you Marissa.) Recently, I thought I had a painful dental issue but it was caused by a stretched muscle attached to the jaw. Quickly diagnosed and resolved by Dr. Kasarsky. I would not consider going anywhere else."- E. / Google / Dec 12, 2021
"Dr. Kasarsky and his team make me smile! My smile is my signature, and I wouldn't trust it to anyone else!"- DH / Office Visit / Feb 13, 2018
What To Expect
During your osseous surgery, you will be numb for the entire procedure. Many patients find that this surgery is not a pleasant experience, however, we can make you more comfortable with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral conscious sedation if agreed upon with Dr. Kasarsky. After opening up the gum line in the area that needs treatment, our dentist will clean out the bacteria and give a smooth surface to any decayed bone if necessary. The gum line may be reshaped once it is put back into place and sutured.
Follow all of Dr. Kasarsky's post-surgery instructions given to you before the surgery, and call us if you experience excessive bleeding and/or pain, or other have other concerns. When you have advanced gum inflammation, it is really important to keep all of your annual check-ups and cleanings so that your dentist can track the changes in your gum tissue, tooth health, and signs of tooth decay before more serious and expensive procedures need to take place to correct it.
Osseous Surgery FAQs
Will it be painful?
You will be numb throughout the procedure, and may experience minor pain after the anesthesia has worn off. Generally, we suggest our patients take an over-the-counter pain medication if they feel discomfort from the surgery. It also helps to avoid eating hard foods, especially near areas that were treated.
How long is the surgery?
The number of areas of your gums to be treated will determine how long the procedure takes in our office. Each patient will have their own treatment plan. This is not a surgery that necessarily needs to be performed on every tooth.
How Long Will It Last?
Yes. We can repeat the surgical procedure if needed. Keep in mind, you can have osseous surgery on one area of the mouth, and need a different area treated at a later time. This surgery is, of course, not a permanent fix to your gum tissue abnormalities, but will improve your oral health.
Plan Your Procedure
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Save YOur Smile
We want to extend an invitation to you for a consultation if you may need osseous surgery to decrease the pockets in your gum line that trap bacteria in places a tooth brush or a dentist can't reach. Dr. Kasarsky and his friendly team will provide you excellent care and chair side manner, and quality preventative care that will leave you smiling.