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Osseous surgery, also referred to as "pocket reduction," is aimed at gaining access to the tooth roots to eliminate calculus (or tartar) and disease-causing bacteria. The goal of this procedure is to reduce or eliminate deep pockets. Some of the main benefits of this surgery include reducing bacterial spread from the oral cavity throughout the body, halting the progression of bone loss, and opening spaces between your teeth to facilitate greater access for brushing and flossing.
The calculus has extended below the gums on the root surface which has caused inflammation, pocketing, and bone loss.
The gum tissue is carefully reflected surrounding the tooth and all calculus is removed.
The underlying bone was smoothed and tissue placed against the level of bone to expose more tooth structure for maintaining periodontal health.