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Osseous Surgery / Pocket Reduction

Osseous Surgery / Pocket Reduction

Osseous Surgery, also known as pocket depth reduction, is a procedure that removes gum tissue that has been affected by periodontal disease. When the bacteria buildup in plaque continues to spread throughout the mouth and gums, the infection worsens, causing the gums to pull away from the teeth, creating ‘pockets’ between the teeth and gums. Over time, as the bacteria spreads, these pockets will deepen, causing further bone and tissue damage to occur. Eventually, teeth can loosen and potentially fall out, and the patient may require an extraction to remove affected teeth. Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky can assess the severity of your gum tissue and bone damage to determine whether you will need a pocket reduction surgery.

Procedure Process

Your experienced Brentwood Periodontists will recommend Osseous Surgery if the pockets are so deep they cannot be maintained by the patient’s own daily oral hygiene routine or with a cleaning completed by a dental professional. During the treatment, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky will fold back the damaged gum tissue to deeply clean the pocket and remove all bacteria. This process will help restore gum tissue and allow for your periodontist to securely reattach the gum to the teeth. The result removes disease-causing bacteria, prevents disease progression and ultimately rejuvenates patients overall health by decreasing the chances of developing serious health issues caused by periodontal disease.

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