Pocket Reduction

Osseous Surgery reshapes deformities and extracts pockets that appear in alveolar bone that surrounds teeth. The procedure, despite being termed a surgery, is similar to receiving a thorough cleaning. It is commonly used in advanced periodontal treatment, and is ultimately used to remove periodontal pockets that lead to periodontal disease. The goals of the surgery are:

  • Reducing Bacterial Spread: Life-threatening conditions such as heart disease and respiratory disease can result form the spread of bacteria that originates in the mouth. By removing the bacteria, the spread to other parts of the body is halted.
  • Preventing Bone Loss: Periodontal bacteria can cause bone loss in the jaw, ultimately leading to tooth loss. Osseous surgery is used to hinder the spread of periodontal disease before it reaches a more severe stage.
  • Enhancing the Smile: Periodontal disease can alter appearance and cause gums to turn brown, teeth to rot, and a sense of self-consciousness in patients. Through osseous surgery, bacteria and disease are removed, allowing patients to feel confident when smiling and restoring the mouth’s former radiance.
  • Facilitating Home Care: Proper brushing and flossing is nearly impossible when gum pockets become increasingly deep. Osseous surgery makes the size of the pockets in the mouth smaller, enabling patients to brush and floss more easily and helping to prevent the spread of periodontal disease.

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