Osseous surgery is a time proven, effective method at pocket elimination. While it is used less frequently today, this treatment has its place under certain circumstances where other treatment options will be less effective.
As bacterial deposits accumulate, your body responds by the underlying bone “pulling away” from the bacteria, causing a loss of support. If the underlying bone is not reshaped, periodontal pockets recur and the disease process is not halted. Osseous surgery involves accessing the involved sites, cleaning the teeth thoroughly, and reshaping the underlying bone support so that it may heal in a way that pockets do not recur with proper maintenance.
Osseous surgery is highly effective at reducing pocketing and creating proper access for both professional maintenance and your home care. If you are a candidate for osseous surgery, Dr. Schaberg and Dr. Campbell will discuss this with you at your initial consultation.