Osseous surgery is a dental procedure that is performed to treat advanced gum disease, also known as periodontitis. It involves accessing and reshaping the underlying bone and gum tissue to eliminate deep gum pockets and remove diseased tissue.

During the procedure, your periodontist will administer local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. Tartar bulidup and infected tissue will be removed from the affected areas around the teeth, reshaping the underlying bone to create a healthier environment.

The goal of the osseous procedure is to reduce gum pockets and promote gum attachment to the teeth. During healing, the gums will reattach to the newly contoured bone, promoting a healthier oral environment that is easier to maintain proper oral hygiene at home. Once the gum inflammation is reduced it will prevent further bone loss and improve the overall health of your gums.

If you have been diagnosed with advanced gum disease, your periodontist may recommend osseous surge as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to restore and maintain your oral health. Please contact us if you have any questions about this procedure and if it’s right for you.