Patients who suffer from periodontitis experience damaged bone in the area surrounding their teeth. Osseous surgery can help recontour the bone that holds the teeth in place. Before undergoing osseous surgery, the patient will typically undergo some preliminary treatments like scaling and root planing to prepare the site.

The dentist will administer local anesthetic to numb the area and will use a dental drill and tools to begin the reshaping process. The dentist will remove the defective bone and work on reshaping the remaining bone structure.

In advanced cases, the dentist may decide to use bone grafts to promote tissue regeneration. This typically happens when the defective bone is too big to respond to only reshaping. Once the bone reshaping is complete, the gums are now restored to the original position.

Osseous surgery enjoys a high degree of success and is a popular form of dental treatment.