Osseous Surgery, Houston, TX
Traditionally, gum disease is treated by eliminating the gum pockets. The infected gum tissue is trimmed away and uneven bone tissue re-contoured. Although this is still an effective way of treating gum disease, new and more sophisticated procedures are used routinely today.
Osseous surgery is performed by making an incision around the teeth where pockets have been detected. The incision is then pulled back (flapped), allowing Dr. Roane to see the root structure and remove any infected tissue. At this time, bone is placed in any and all defects found, assuring that the ridge will be saved. The treated area is then sutured back together and covered with a dressing. Following the osseous surgery, Dr. Roane will see you for a post-operative visit 7-10 days later, at which time he will remove the dressing and sutures and evaluate your healing.