Osseous Surgery

Craig H. Rubinoff, DDS, MS – Poway CA

One of the most common surgical procedures, incisions are made around the tooth, and the gum tissue is pulled back slightly. This provides access to thoroughly remove all plaque and calculus and to place bone grafts into bony defects around the tooth. Irregularities of the bone caused by the disease are smoothed over and the tissue placed at a higher level around the tooth, closer to the bone. When the procedure is completed, “dissolving” sutures are used. A protective dressing may be placed around the necks of the teeth to cover the surgical area and to help secure the new gum-to-tooth relationship.

You will need to be seen in 7-14 days to remove any remaining sutures and evaluate your healing. By moving the gum closer to the bone, the pockets will be reduced or eliminated. However, the tooth will appear longer and the spaces between the teeth will be larger. In cosmetic areas, other treatment options may be considered depending on how much gum tissue is exposed (“Smile Line”).

Ready to have a bright healthy smile? Call or request an appointment today.

Call us: 858-486-GUMS

Craig H. Rubinoff, DDS, MS

5 out of 5 stars based on 3 Osseous Surgery reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Had an amazing experience, my treatment was done in a timely manner. They took all the steps required by The VA and made it easy for my treatment to be approved without any hassles. I highly recommend Dr> Rubinoff to anyone and specially to the Veterans that need outside treatment from the VA Dentist

- Ana C

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

It was unexpected and unpleasant when I was told by my dentist to go and see Dr. Rubinoff for further evaluation. But Dr. Rubinoff, Paola and everyone in the office were so nice and completely assured me that I was in excellent hands. The procedure of course made me nervous but being able to trust Dr. Rubinoff was huge comfort, and Paola was right beside me making sure that I was doing ok. Antonella took care of me during my first post-op follow up, and accommodated my 2nd follow-up appointment in to their tight schedule due to my transportation issue. I would recommend Dr. Rubinoff and his staff to anyone in a heartbeat. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!

- Toshiko J

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Dr Rubinoff and his staff were great. Very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. All my questions were very well answered, even showing me on computer tablet pictures showing everything that will be done. I highly recommend Doctor and his staff for anyone needing periodontic work.

- Kevin M

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