How does osseous surgery work?
During the osseous surgery procedure, we will numb the area and lift the gum tissue away from the teeth and underlying bone. We then thoroughly clean the root surface and smooth the root and the bone surrounding the root. The surface of the bone may have become uneven due to destruction caused by periodontitis. Smoothing and reshaping the bone creates a better surface for the repair and development of healthy tissue. After cleaning the tooth roots and reshaping the bone, our periodontists will trim the gum tissue to match the new underlying structure and stitch it in place. In some cases, we may also suggest a bone graft or guided tissue regeneration membrane to supplement the tissue regeneration process.
Benefits of osseous surgery:
- Stops infection from spreading by getting rid of bacteria
- Reduces the size of periodontal pockets
- Improves health and strengthens bone and gum tissue
- Creates a healthy environment to stop new bacterial growth
We invite you to contact Greensboro Perio today at 336-379-8377 to learn more about osseous surgery in Greensboro, North Carolina, and how we can help you improve your oral health. We would love to get you scheduled with our periodontists, Dr. Neil Lutins, Dr. Luis Benitez or Dr. Veronica Longville.