Osseous surgery is a surgical technique aimed at modifying the bone that supports and anchors your teeth. This procedure is commonly employed to treat periodontitis, a condition characterized by bone defects around the teeth. By undergoing osseous surgery, these defects can be eliminated. Before the surgery, patients typically undergo a periodontal treatment involving scaling and root planing, a thorough cleaning process. To minimize discomfort, a local anesthetic is administered. Once the roots are cleaned, the dentist utilizes a drill and precise dental instruments to reshape the bone surrounding the teeth. The extent of the defects determines whether deformed bone needs to be removed and reshaped. In cases where the defects are too substantial, bone grafting material may be employed in addition to reshaping. After the bone has been restored to its original form, the gums are carefully sutured back into place. Osseous surgery, also known as osseous grafting, is a routine procedure with a notably high success rate.
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