Figure 6-14. - Periodontal surgery tray.
As inflammation proceeds into the deeper supporting tissues, the bone resorbs, creating defects or deformities. The most common deformities occur interproximally as saucer-shaped defects, known as craters. Several surgical procedures are designed to treat these defects.
Osteoplasty - Refers to reshaping the alveolar bone without removing tooth supporting bone.Continue Reading