Osseous Surgery

Osseous (bone) surgery is performed to repair bone loss in the alveolar bone which supports the teeth. Healthy gum and bone tissue fit closely around the teeth, but as periodontal disease progresses, it causes deep pocket formation in the gum tissue and destroys the bone supporting the teeth.

In osseous surgery, diseased gum and bone tissue are removed and the bone supporting the teeth is reshaped to restore the normal contour of the bone. If there are large defects in the bone, bone grafting material may be added. The gum tissue is secured into place where it can reattach to healthy bone.

Osseous surgery prevents further damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease and provides an environment that is easier for the patient to maintain and keep clean.

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