San Jose implant and gum surgery by Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers – Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc. offers osseous surgery — a procedure that reshapes the bone that holds a tooth or teeth in place. Osseous surgery is a treatment for gum disease called periodontitis. People with periodontitis develop holes called defects in the bone surrounding their teeth. Osseous surgery reshapes the bone to get rid of the imperfections. This procedure is often used to treat bone loss around multiple teeth.
The periodontist at San Jose implant and gum surgery by Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers – Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc. will separate the gums from your teeth to gain access to the roots and surrounding bone. After the roots have been thoroughly cleaned, a drill (similar to the one used to treat dental decay) and sharp hand instruments used to reshape the bone around the teeth. Bone is removed in certain areas to restore the healthy rise and fall of the bony cup but at a lower level. Imagine that you have a scarf that has frayed along one edge, and you decide to trim off the frayed part. The damage is gone, but the scarf is shorter. The gums are then placed back over the remaining bone and stitched in place.
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