Osseous Surgery / Pocket Reduction
Remove Affected Periodontal disease gum tissue with Osseous Pocket depth reduction surgery
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.