Gum Disease Leads to Bone Loss, Tooth Loss and Other Alarming Concerns
Gum (periodontal) disease is a very serious problem affecting the lives and smiles of millions of Americans. Caused by harmful oral bacteria, the condition continues to advance unless treatment is received. Periodontitis and advanced periodontitis are the more serious forms of gum disease. These stages are characterized by bone loss, gum recession and even tooth mobility, in advanced cases. There is no cure for periodontal disease. However, seeking treatment as soon as possible offers the best chance to keep your teeth and save your smile from further damage.
Osseous Surgery Treats the Advanced Stage of Periodontitis
Periodontitis is often addressed by a non-surgical approach to treatment. But when bone loss advances and periodontal pockets deepen, a different technique is needed to access the infection. With advanced periodontitis, plaque, tartar and bacteria sit deep below the gum line, attached to root surfaces. These areas are hard to reach and must be surgically accessed. Osseous surgery is a proven treatment that has been used for many years in restoring oral health after gum disease.
What is the osseous surgery process?
- Numbing of treatment area
- Tissue retraction
- Cleaning of root surfaces
- Removal of infected tissue
- Smoothing of bone irregularities
- Bone grafting (if needed)
- Placement of sutures
- Post-operative instructions
The Experience You Trust for the Periodontal Health You Deserve
Dr. Austin Wang is a Board Certified Periodontist. He is highly skilled at treating all stages of gum disease. With 24 years in practice, he and our experienced team have treated many cases of advanced periodontitis with osseous surgery. Rest assured, we make your visit easy, relaxed and comfortable. Sedation is also available for your procedure, if you so choose. Our advanced technology and precision care helps ensure you recover as quickly as possible.