The first noticeable signs of a periodontal problem are red, puffy gums that bleed easily. If this early phase of gum disease is not treated, plaque can build up around and under your gums, which will quickly harden into tartar. Tartar accumulation eventually causes your gums to pull away from the teeth, forming pockets where more food and bacteria can collect. Osseous surgery in Burlingame, California, helps remove these pockets and treat damaged bone near the teeth. Dr. Michael S. Tseng will be sure to carry out your procedure with great care and efficiency. We encourage you to contact United Dental Group at 650-777-9195 to learn more.