Osseous Surgery

When a patient suffers from periodontal disease, they develop pockets due to the supporting bone and tissue around the teeth becoming swollen.
Over time, the pockets deepen and provide room for the formation of bacterial plaque under the gums. When this happens, the bone and tissue around the tooth is subjected to further harm, which leads to tooth loss.

Osseous surgery is recommended to repair the damage done to the bone supporting your teeth. This procedure is usually recommended for patients that did not respond to nonsurgical treatment like root planing and scaling. The Osseous procedure trims the diseased bone and infected tissues in order to eliminate gum pockets. This stops the progression of the periodontal disease.

FLOSS Dental performs Osseous Surgeries in 10 convenient FLOSS locations Coppell, Lakewood, Southlake, Oak Lawn, Park Cities, Preston Royal, Uptown Dallas, 5th Street, 38th Street and San Antonio, Texas

FLOSS Osseous Surgery

The Osseous procedure is done to access the diseased root and bone, get rid of the bacteria and gums that are infected, and abridge pockets to allow for periodontal health. The jawbone and gum are reshaped to enable the gum tissue to hold the teeth tightly. This allows for effective and complete removal of the plaque.
During osseous surgery, the pockets are abridged or eliminated, essentially moving the gums nearer the bone.
As a result, spaces between the patient’s teeth may seem larger or the tooth may look longer. Temperature sensitivity is common after the surgery but it goes away over time. It is recommended that the patient use use toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth and gums after the procedure to aid proper healing.

It is not recommended to spread out the procedures for different affected areas of the mouth over a longer period. This is because the bacteria from the untreated areas can re-infect the already treated areas of your mouth.

Like many other periodontal treatments, it is recommended to have our office provide professional care and maintenance regularly for the procedure to have long-lasting results.


Eliminating the existing bacteria and reducing the pocket depth is crucial to preventing further damage that may be caused by the procession of periodontal disease.

It is important to note that only eliminating bacteria may not be sufficient to stop the progression of the disease. Even with reduced pockets, the patient still needs to practice oral hygiene and seek professional care to improve their chance of retaining their natural teeth and reducing any likelihood of the periodontal disease that may later cause serious systematic health problems.