If periodontal disease is left untreated, the results can be disastrous for your oral and overall health. One of the effects of gum disease is the formation of small pockets between the surface of your teeth and your gums. Over time, this problem can affect the shape and the integrity of your jaw bone and allow bacteria to accumulate in those pockets. To combat this problem, our dentists may suggest osseous surgery. This procedure can reshape the bone that has been damaged by gum disease and decrease the size of the pockets between your teeth and gums, helping to decrease the chances of bacteria building up.
During the surgery, we will numb the site and gently lift the gum tissue away from your teeth and jaw bone. We will clean and smooth the roots of your teeth and your jaw bone which may have been affected by your gum disease. The dentist will trim the gum tissue for a better fit for the clean root and the improved surface of the jaw bone and suture it in place. As a part of your treatment, Dr. Homa H. Zadeh may employ a non-invasive procedure that he has developed known as the VISTA technique. Part of the VISTA process involves Dr. Zadeh accessing important parts of your smile to help stimulate and even create the growth of healthy gum tissue and employs the use of platelet-rich fibrin to speed your healing process.
To learn more about osseous surgery in Woodland Hills, California and find out if it is the right choice for your smile, call Brighton Periodontal & Implant Dental Group today at 818-703-7733. A member of our team will be happy to help you prepare for your appointment with Dr. Zadeh, Dr. Ali Zadeh, Dr. Sara Tanavoli or Dr. Karen Wager