Osseous Surgery

Restore Oral Health After Gum Disease With Osseous Surgery

Flap surgery can clean and heal infected gums.




Have You Been Diagnosed With Moderate to Severe Periodontal Disease?

When you develop deep pockets around the teeth because of gum disease, you may need to undergo a pocket depth reduction procedure to restore your oral health. Dr. Ann Astolfi performs osseous surgery on patients who have moderate to advanced periodontal disease. This treatment may be especially effective when other periodontal procedures, such as scaling and root planing, have proven to be ineffective.

Reasons to Undergo Flap Surgery

If you have deep pockets around the teeth and are noticing that teeth are starting to shift or become loose, or if you have bleeding gums, you may be a good candidate for flap surgery. This periodontal procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, and you will notice results immediately. It is especially effective for restoring the oral health of patients with gum disease who have very deep pockets or pockets that are only getting worse with time.


Learn more about osseous surgery, or flap surgery, by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Astolfi today.

Why Do I Need Osseous Surgery?

Osseous surgery offers numerous benefits to the patient. Not only can we decrease pocket depth around the teeth but your gums will no longer bleed when you brush and floss your teeth. Eradicating the infection in the mouth will improve your overall oral health, and you will find that coming in for regular teeth cleanings will be that much more comfortable. It's important to treat your gum disease because untreated gum disease has been linked to an increased risk for:


How Osseous Surgery Is Performed

This procedure involves making a small incision in the gum tissue so that we can lift away the gums from the tooth and underlying bone. This provides full access to the area where we clean plaque and tartar buildup and then smooth out the surface of the teeth. Any bacteria trapped in the pockets are now removed, which means there is no longer a risk of bacteria destroying the bone. Once the surface of the bone is smoothed out, we can perform a bone grafting procedure to fill any gaps. Gums are stitched back in place to promote the healing process.


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