Gum Disease Can Be Controlled by Osseous Surgery
If you have the gum disease periodontitis, you may notice tender, inflamed and bleeding gums often accompanied by bad breath. When left untreated, this gum disease can drastically affect the bone around the teeth—and this is where osseous surgery, or “flap surgery” helps. This procedure is aimed at decreasing the progress of periodontal disease by reducing bacterial growth and encouraging tissue reattachment.
Understanding the Procedure and Benefits
This traditional dental procedure requires Dr. Kenneth Cavallari to carefully separate the gums from the teeth for a short period of time, allowing access to the tooth root and bone. Patients receiving flap surgery in Virginia Beach, VA typically experience reduced pocket depths, improved gum health and a healthier overall oral environment.