Osseous surgery is a safe and effective procedure that involves recontouring or removing bone

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Osseous Surgeryin Rockford, Dixon, Janesville, and Madison

Osseous surgery is a safe and effective procedure that involves recontouring or removing bone around teeth that have become damaged in order to reduce the depth of pockets, eliminate bacteria, and smooth out the damaged bone to allow gum tissues to reattach. Early stages of periodontal disease are typically addressed with a scaling and root planing procedure, which involves the removal of tartar that has formed above and below your gum line, and the smoothing of the root of your teeth, which makes it more difficult for bacteria to grow. While the scaling and root planing process can typically correct the underlying issue, there are times when pockets have deepened so much, or a significant enough amount of bone has been lost that osseous surgery will be necessary to ensure that you do not lose your tooth.

With over 60,000 dental surgeries performed and over 20,000 dental implants placed, you can be confident that you will receive high quality care from established professionals that is designed to meet your unique needs. To schedule an appointment for osseous surgery, or if you have any additional questions concerning the procedure or clinic policies, contact our Rockford office at 815.261.1739, our Dixon office at 815.261.1739, our Janesville office at 608.208.1576, or our Madison office at 608.416.5205.

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Rockford, ILLINOIS

1055 Featherstone Road, Suite B
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 261-1739
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629 North Galena Avenue, Suite 230
Dixon, IL 61201
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111 North Main Street
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 208-1576
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5709 Odana Rd
Madison, WI 53719
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Dr. Lindman is a native of Rockford. Dr. Lindman received his professional degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. His graduate training in periodontics was completed at Northwestern University College of Dentistry Where he received a Certificate Degree in Periodontics and a Master of Science degree.


Dr. Burch grew up in Villa Park, IL. Dr. Burch attended Eastern Illinois University, where he majored in Biochemistry. Dr. Burch earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.  He received his Certificate Degree in Periodontics and Master of Science from Saint Louis University.


Dr. Hull grew up in Monmouth, IL. Dr. Hull earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University and his Certificate in Periodontics from Saint Louis University, Department of Periodontics. While at Saint Louis University, Dr. Hull completed an anesthesia program and uses sedation and pain control techniques in his practice.


Dr. Andreasen grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Clemson University. She attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry to receive her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Andreasen continued there to complete a residency in Periodontics and earned a Master of Science in Dentistry.


Dr. Novin Pishevar grew up in Carol Stream, Illinois and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Health with a focus on aging populations from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. After college, Dr. Pishevar received his dental education from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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Advantages and Disadvantages of Osseous Surgery

When deciding whether to have osseous surgery, it is important to consider the advantages and disadvantages. To help assist in this decision-making process, we have provided a list of advantages and disadvantages below.


  • Most effective treatment option for correcting advanced periodontal disease
  • Preserves healthy gum tissue
  • Gums stop bleeding
  • Reduces depth of gum pockets, which reduces the amount of bacteria and plaque that can accumulate
  • Fresher breath
  • Significantly reduced chance of developing infections, provided the patient follows proper oral hygiene habits


  • Altered smile following the procedure
  • Not as effective in treating certain areas as LANAP
  • Recovery process is more extensive and takes longer than LANAP
  • Recovery process is more extensive and takes longer than LANAP
  • Potential for increased tooth sensitivity

What to Expect During the Osseous Surgery Process

Prior to performing osseous surgery, we will conduct an in depth dental and medical health history review to determine the underlying reason why osseous surgery is necessary. This process will include an examination of your bite and for any indications of loose teeth, bone loss, TMJ, oral cancer, or signs of periodontal disease.

Once the underlying cause has been identified and it is determined that osseous surgery is the appropriate treatment option for you, the procedure will typically begin with administration of a local anesthetic and/or sedation. Following this, your gum will be pulled after an incision is made so we can access the tooth and surrounding bone. Next, we will scrape off the calculus that has formed on the surface of the root and trim and recontour the bone. One this is complete, the gum is sutured shut and the healing process can begin.

Although osseous surgery can typically correct periodontal disease, there are times when LANAP may provide better results for patients who have developed periodontal disease in areas that are difficult to access surgically, or for patients who are concerned that their teeth will look longer following surgery. Although your smile will be slightly altered following surgery, your gums and overall health will be significantly healthier.

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Aftercare Following Osseous Surgery

To minimize post-procedural risks and ensure a speedy recovery, follow these and any additional post-operative instructions provided by your periodontist.

  • To reduce pain or discomfort, take the recommended dosage of prescribed painkillers and/or over-the counter medication.
  • To reduce swelling, apply an ice bag over the area of discomfort for ten minutes at a time.
  • Place gauze over the affected area to absorb bleeding, replacing every thirty minutes as needed.
  • Avoid intense physical activity and rest as much as possible for the first three days
  • Eat soft foods such as applesauce, pudding, or soup immediately after the procedure, slowly reintroducing harder foods as discomfort and pain diminishes

If you follow these general guidelines and any additional post-operative instructions provided, you should enjoy a quick recovery process.

Cost of Osseous Surgery

The cost of osseous surgery will depend on several factors, such as whether dental sedation is used, the severity of your case, and your dental insurance plan. At Featherstone Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we are committed to providing you with high-quality, comprehensive periodontal services, which is why we provide you with flexible payment options to ensure that you receive the care you require.

If you are covered under a dental insurance plan, we do ask that you bring your insurance cards and any necessary forms with you to your appointment. We are happy to provide a pre-estimate of dental benefits prior to treatment, and will submit any receipts, forms, or other information required by your insurance company. Once insurance payment has been received, the remaining balance will be mailed to you.

Please note: our office does offer a 5% reduction in fee for full payment at the time services are provided (contingent on treatment type). We also offer extended payment plans through GreenSky Patient Solutions or Care Credit. For your convenience, we accept cash, personal check, Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express.