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Osseous Surgery

Gum Pocket Depth Reduction

What Is Osseous Surgery?

the gold standard in periodontal care

Osseous surgery has been the gold standard in periodontal care for the past 20 years. This technique consists of open debridement of periodontally infected teeth, removal of bacterial toxins from root surfaces, and removal of diseased tissue from the teeth and adjacent supporting bone. This is accomplished with small access incisions along the necks of the teeth under a local anesthetic. Sutures and a surgical dressing are typically required. Within the past five years, remarkable breakthroughs have occurred which allow us not only to treat periodontal disease, but in many cases reverse it.

Risk Factors For
Gum Disease

You may be familiar with the link between heart disease and gum disease but did you know untreated periodontal disease has been linked to many other serious health risks? Leaving your gum disease untreated should never be an option as gum disease has been linked to an increased risk for:

  • Heart disease
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pre-term labor
  • Low birth weight babies
  • Dementia and memory loss
  • Cancer of the head or neck
  • Stroke

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Providing excellent treatment is only part of our mission. We care about our patients and have done everything possible to make your visit with us a pleasurable experience. We are dedicated to giving you the information you need to make informed decisions about treatment, and help you to maintain your smile once you have achieved optimum health.

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