Our periodontists may recommend osseous surgery, also known as gum surgery, to remove bacteria and plaque from your periodontal pockets and begin restoring your oral health. We invite you to contact Periodontics of the Desert at 760-674-4410 to learn more about gum surgery in Palm Desert, California, and schedule your consultation with Dr. Peter Warshawsky, Dr. Eric Driver, and Dr. Caitlyn Affrunti.

This photograph shows the condition present following years of regular hygiene appointments. The gums have remained swollen due to bacteria trapped deep under the gum line. The periodontal pockets near the teeth are 6mm deep – too deep for dental instruments to reach during hygiene appointments. Because the bacteria remains trapped beneath the gum line, periodontal disease remains present, increasing the risk for future tooth loss.


This photograph shows the improved condition following corrective pocket reduction treatment. Gum tissue is firm and healthy due to the elimination of bacteria, including the elimination of the periodontal pockets. The prognosis for life-long tooth retention has been greatly improved.