For individuals with gum disease, the biggest issue is that once aggressive forms of bacteria begin to develop deep in the periodontal pockets, the tooth root and bone are at risk of rapid decay. This can lead to tooth or bone loss, and dangerous systemic health effects as well. Although periodontal maintenance treatments and other types of procedures are used to stop deterioration from occurring, further intervention sometimes becomes necessary. This can include the need for osseous surgery.
During osseous surgery, sometimes called “flap surgery,” Dr. Jones will first numb the area where he will be working. This ensures that you feel no discomfort during the treatment. When you have been desensitized, he will cut the gums and pull them back to expose the infected areas, and bone and tooth root surfaces. He will then effectively clean the area to eliminate harmful bacteria and to provide a more ideal environment. Then, he will use instruments to smooth out the rough surfaces on the hard tissues. This makes it much harder for bacteria to attach and breed at these sites.
I have been a patient of Dr Jones for 28 years. DR Jones and his staff are great. They explain all procedure options thoroughly and follow up after any procedure to make sure their patients are doing OK. My husband is now also a patient of Dr Jones. I tell everyone who tells me that they may need to see a periodontist, have their general dentist to get them in to see Dr Jones."— Denise Hegefed
I have been going to Dr. Jones office for over 11 years. After my initial periodontal surgery, they have helped me keep my gums in good shape.— Bettie Smith
Tammy Gorman— Anonymous
Superior service , friendly staff, and my mouth has never felt better!!— Tina Hutyra