Osseous surgery, sometimes referred to as pocket reduction surgery, refers to a number of different surgeries aimed at gaining access to the tooth roots to remove tartar and disease-causing bacteria, as well as control bony contours to re-position gum tissues close to the bone and thereby reduce pocket depth. Surgery also allows access for bone grafting to regenerate lost bone support of teeth, where this may be indicated. Osseous surgery is used to reshape deformities and remove pockets in the alveolar bone surrounding the teeth. It is a common necessity in effective treatment of more advanced periodontal diseases.
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Periodontal treatment is necessary when various conditions affect the health of your gums and the bone that hold your teeth in place. Retaining your teeth is directly dependent on proper periodontal care and ongoing maintenance treatment. Healthy gums enhance the appearance of your teeth, like a frame around a beautiful painting. When your gums become unhealthy, they can recede or become swollen and red. As gum disease progresses, the supporting bone is destroyed and your teeth may shift, loosen, or even fall out.
After Dr. Pollack, Odrich or Sarmiento has completed the active phase of periodontal treatment, he will provide you with a personalized maintenance program of care to keep your gums healthy.Supportive periodontal therapy is an ongoing program designed to prevent recurrent disease in the gum tissues and bone supporting your teeth. Adherence to a program of conscientious oral home care and regularly scheduled maintenance therapy visits with your dentist and Drs. Pollack, Odrich or Sarmiento will give you the best chance of keeping your teeth and gums healthy and looking and functioning their best.