Dr. Musto

Practice Limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants

920 Wyoming Avenue, Suite 203, Forty Fort, PA 18704


Osseous Surgery

Traditionally, gum disease is treated by eliminating the pockets between the tooth and gum. This is the area where bacteria can accumulate and cause further periodontal destruction. This is an effective way of treating gum disease and will allow proper oral hygiene maintenance of the involved teeth. The gum tissue is gently pushed away from the tooth. The infected gum tissue is removed and uneven bone tissue is re-shaped. The tissue is then repositioned.

When the procedure is completed sutures, and possibly a protective “bandage”, are placed to help secure the new gum-to-tooth relationship. You will need to be seen seven to ten days after surgery to remove sutures, evaluate your healing, and review oral hygiene.