Understanding the Objective of Osseous Surgery
At Portal Dental Pasadena, our primary aim with osseous surgery is to grant our periodontists full access to the tooth root, enabling a thorough cleansing of the afflicted areas. This type of surgery allows us to visualize and eliminate the underlying damage effectively.
After removing plaque and decayed gum tissue, a pocket is inevitably formed between your tooth and gum. While post-treatment swelling may cause your gum to retract somewhat, this pocket usually remains. Osseous surgery is a sophisticated solution to this challenge, as it often involves suturing the gum back to where bone has been lost.
The ultimate goal of osseous surgery at our Pasadena clinic is to create a pocket that strikes the right balance: it should be adequately wide to facilitate daily cleaning routines but narrow enough to discourage the accumulation of plaque and bacteria.
Reach out to Portal Dental Pasadena at 3409 Spencer Hwy Suite 100, Pasadena, Texas 77504, or call us at (281) 888-3454 to learn more about osseous surgery and how it can help you maintain optimal oral health.