Periodontal surgery is a dental procedure that is intended as the final step in treating periodontal or gum disease. Dr. Zubkov is also trained in periodontal surgery techniques that specialize in gums.
We recommend periodontal surgery when you have a pocket around a tooth or teeth that have gum disease that has not responded to scaling, root planing, or other treatments. If you have periodontitis and your pocket depths have not gotten better after multiple non surgical treatments, then you are most likely a candidate for osseus surgery.
Osseus surgery is a procedure used to smooth and reshape the bone surrounded by the pocket. This procedure makes it more difficult for bacteria to survive in the pocket. A thorough cleaning of the root surface and smoothing of the surface of the affected uneven bone is performed.
The objective of osseus surgery is to eliminate existing bacteria and infection while stopping possible infection and the decaying of bone. Essentially, this halts any more damage being done to your teeth and gums from periodontal disease. Bad breath will be substantially reduced or eliminated as well giving you a confident smile.
The entire procedure can be completed in one visit, usually under a couple of hours.