Osseous Surgery Specialist
What is osseous surgery?
Osseous surgery uses bone grafts to add bone tissue to areas where bone loss has occurred due to advanced gum disease. When gum disease is allowed to advance untreated, the bacteria can eventually eat away at the bone that comprises the tooth socket. When bone is lost, the tooth becomes weak and can fall out. By augmenting these areas with bone grafts, either taken from your own body or by using allografts from a tissue bank, osseous surgery can repair the damage and help restore oral structures damaged by disease.
How can I tell if I need gum surgery?
Not everyone who has gum disease requires gum surgery; however, people with the advanced periodontal disease may require surgery to prevent further decay and eventual tooth loss. The only way to know if gum surgery could benefit you and help you keep your teeth as healthy as possible is to schedule an evaluation. Being evaluated is especially important if you have any signs of gum disease, including bleeding gums, swollen or tender gums, sore teeth or extreme sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.