Periodontal disease does not just hurt the gums and teeth—it also hurts the bones that support the teeth and gums. When pockets are formed in the gums, the bacteria can end up eating away at the bones, leading to bone loss that compromises the integrity of your teeth.
Osseous surgery reduces these gum pockets and removes the infected bone and tissues. It also smoothes the surfaces where the bacteria can easily hide. The goal is to allow the gums to reattach to healthy bone and prevent the reoccurrence of gum pockets.