Dr. Melissa Pecoraro and her staff are fabulous. The office staff always is pleasant and friendly every time I go. Truly a friendly atmosphere. Most important is the exceptional care Dr. Pecoraro gives. I cannot thank her enough! -Linda
Osseous & Cosmetic Surgery:
Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that affects the holding apparatus of our teeth: the bone, gums (gingiva) and fibers. This bacterial infection can be chronic or aggressive. The loss of the bone and fibers around the tooth causes the formation of a “pocket”. If left untreated these gum pockets accumulate more bacteria causing the disease to progress leading to further bone loss and possibly tooth loss.
Osseous surgery is a pocket reducing procedure. The gum is reflected to remove diseased tissue and tartar and to contour the bone to emanate health. This procedure allows the gums to re-attach to healthy bone and reduce or even eliminate gum pockets.