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Osseous Surgery

Dental osseous surgery (also known as periodontal osseous surgery or periodontal flap surgery) is a surgical procedure performed to treat advanced gum disease or periodontitis. It is typically recommended when non-surgical treatments, such as scaling and root planing, have not been successful in controlling the disease.

During a dental osseous surgery procedure, the gums are gently lifted or folded back to expose the underlying tooth roots and the surrounding bone. This allows the dentist or periodontist to access and thoroughly clean the tooth roots, remove plaque, tartar, and infected tissue from deep periodontal pockets, and smooth any irregular surfaces on the bone.

In some cases, bone grafts or regenerative materials may be used to promote the regeneration of lost bone and tissue. The gums are then repositioned and sutured back into place, allowing for proper healing and reattachment.

The goal of dental osseous surgery is to eliminate or reduce the deep periodontal pockets, remove bacteria and infected tissue, and promote the regeneration of healthy gum tissue and bone. This procedure helps to halt the progression of gum disease, reduce gum inflammation, and improve the overall health and stability of the teeth and supporting structures


Dental osseous surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort during the procedure. Post-operative care instructions, including proper oral hygiene practices and follow-up visits, are provided to support healing and maintain the results of the surgery.

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