Osseous Surgery

@Almaden Plaza Dental Care

Osseous Surgery

Dr. Haleh Karimian and Dr. Heba Almalfouh may recommend osseous surgery to reduce the depth of your periodontal pockets. This treatment helps to eliminate harmful bacteria from your mouth and reduce your gum disease. To make your appointment with our dentists and for more information about osseous surgery in San Jose, CA, please call Almaden Plaza Dental Office at 408-266-4690.

Osseous surgery is a procedure we may recommend to treat periodontal disease. As the condition progresses, our team strives to reduce the depth of the “pockets” that form between the teeth and the gums. If deep cleanings and other periodontal treatments have not successfully reduced the pocket depth, our dentists may recommend osseous surgery. This procedure is designed to smooth and reshape bone that has been damaged by periodontal disease, as well as to create a shallow pocket that makes it more difficult for bacteria to survive.

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, and smoothing and reshaping the bone creates a better surface for the repair and development of healthy tissue. Once our dentist has cleaned the tooth roots and reshaped the bone, we trim the gum tissue to match the new underlying structure and then 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.

We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about osseous surgery and how we can help you improve your oral health.

To learn more about Almaden Plaza Dental Care and make your appointment with our dentists in San Jose, CA