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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to  contact us.

 

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Your First Dental Visit

Dental Emergencies

What is Periodontics?

When to See a Periodontist?

Early Stage Gingivitis

Scaling and Root Planing

Gingivectomy

Osseous Surgery  

Regeneration

Pocket Reduction (flap surgery)

Grafts

Crown Lengthing

Implants

 

 

 


      

Osseous (meaning "bone") surgery involves removing and/or reshaping the jawbone under the gum. Such a procedure is called for not because of gum disease per se, but because of most of the damage that occurs in the underlying bone. Actually, gum disease and its attendant infection that spreads below the gum tissue can destroy the bone structure below. The bone becomes irregularly shaped, preventing the gum from laying down flat.