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
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.