Osseous Surgery - Las Vegas, NV
Effective Treatment for Advanced Gum Disease
Osseous Surgery Saves Gums and More
Warning Signs of Gum Disease
During osseous surgery, Dr. Leavitt separates the gums from the teeth to access the tooth roots, where he can eradicate any hidden bacteria using advanced laser technology. He may also smooth out the underlying bone to make it less conducive to bacterial growth, as well as remove untreatable diseased tissue using his innovative dental laser technology. This minimally invasive approach is highly effective in sanitizing areas of infection without harming adjacent healthy tissues, reducing bleeding and healing time. Osseous surgery can also reduce the depth of periodontal pockets, enabling the gum tissue to eventually reconnect with the tooth and bone. Bone grafting procedures are often done in conjunction with osseous surgery to restore deteriorated jawbone, if applicable. It’s important to note that this type of treatment will not cure gum disease, but can restore your dental health and functioning, and with proper follow-up care, keep the disease from flaring up again. It may also make you a candidate for tooth replacement options including dental implants, which can permanently restore your dental functioning, your ability to speak normally, and your confidence.
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