Osseous Surgery

Advanced periodontal disease may not respond to treatment methods such as scaling and root planing. If unsuccessful, your periodontist may suggest osseous surgery as the next course of treatment.

During osseous surgery, your periodontist will gain access to the damaged root and bone. Bacteria and the infected gums will be removed to reduce the depth of pocketing.

It may be used in localized areas to prevent further involvement of adjacent teeth.