Lawrence Chen, DDS | Osseous Grafting in Baltimore

Lawrence Chen, DDS
711 West 40th Street Suite 215
Baltimore, MD 21211

(410) 235-8525

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Osseous Grafting / Guided Tissue Regeneration
AGD Member
 

Osseous surgery is a procedure that reshapes the bone which holds your teeth in place. Osseous surgery commonly treats periodontitis. Patients with periodontitis experience defects in the bone around their teeth. The osseous surgery removes those defects. Prior to the surgery, the patient undergoes a periodontal treatment that consists or scaling and root planing. A local anesthetic is administered to minimize the pain. Once the roots are cleaned, the dentist uses a drill and sharp dental tool to reshape the bone surrounding the teeth. Depending on the extent of the defects, the deformed bone is removed, and the rest is shaped. Bone grafting material is used where the defects are too large to be treated with only reshaping. Once the bones are back to their original state, the gums are stitched back into place. Osseous Grafting is a routine procedure, with a high success rate.

 
 
 
Baltimore Dentist | Osseous Grafting. Lawrence Chen is a Baltimore Dentist.
Lawrence Chen, DDS
711 West 40th Street Suite 215 Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: (410) 235-8525