If you suffer from gum disease, you should get it treated immediately with dental deep cleaning. During a typical deep cleaning procedure, the dentist will remove all accumulated plaque and tartar with a scalar device and then use a root planing procedure to reattach your receding gums to your teeth.
However, if your periodontitis has advanced considerably and infected your bone structure, then deep cleaning may not be enough. You may still have pockets of space around your teeth and the dentist may need to treat it with a more complex procedure. That’s where osseous surgery comes in.
Osseous surgery is a surgical procedure in which the dentist removes or reshapes the infected or affected bone structure around your teeth. If you don’t treat periodontitis promptly, the bacterial infection spreads to your bone structure, which necessitates osseous surgery. This procedure treats the bacterial infection, minimizes the pocket of space between the gums and teeth, and finally reshapes the damaged bone.
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