About Osseous Surgery
Osseous surgery is an effective gum disease treatment for those who have advanced periodontitis in St. Augustine, FL. At this stage of gum disease, the supporting bone around the teeth has been destroyed, and this is where osseous surgery is needed. This procedure is aimed at eliminating the active infection and reducing the bacterial growth between the teeth and gums to encourage tissue reattachment.
During this treatment for periodontal disease, Dr. Stephen Strout carefully separates the gums from the teeth and temporarily folds them back, allowing access to the tooth roots and bone. Once he has cleaned the root surfaces of plaque and tartar deposits, he will smooth any bone discrepancies that have been caused by the harmful bacteria. In some cases, regenerative materials may be applied to further support the gum and bone tissues. Sutures will be placed and post-operative instructions given to ensure proper healing.
To learn more about periodontal disease and periodontal disease treatment in St. Augustine, call or stop by to schedule a consultation with Dr. Strout today!