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When Is Periodontal Pocket Reduction Procedure Necessary?

Posted on 11/1/2023 by Weo Admin
illustration of stages of gingivitis - including periodontal pocketsIt is a pocket, just as the name suggests. You will come across people with pocket-like structures in between their gums and their teeth. That is a periodontal pocket, it is formed due to periodontal diseases. These pockets gather plaque, which is unhealthy. Your dentist will advise a periodontal pocket reduction procedure. This surgery is done on the gum and the bone saving a tooth or two. In other cases, periodontal pocket reduction procedure can be done with regenerative procedures. If you think that your jaw bone has an issue, you are advised to book an appointment with a periodontist.

When is it necessary?

During your normal check-up, you will notice that the dentist uses a periodontal probe. This is a small dental instrument that is used to measure the space between your teeth and gums. This is done to ensure good oral health for our patients. If the dentist notices that the pockets are more than five millimeters in depth, then you will be advised to get more examination or treatment, if necessary, from a periodontist. This procedure benefits a lot of patients who are diagnosed with periodontitis.

What to expect during a pocket reduction surgery

Our dentists are trained to deal with patients of all ages. Experienced and friendly, they give you a comfortable feeling once you interact. After examination, necessary procedures are done. Now, during this procedure, you should expect a couple of things. It is not as scary as it may sound. Our periodontists use anesthesia that helps in reducing the pain making the surgery more pleasant and comfortable. The surgeon has to fold back the gums so as to remove the bacteria. He is also responsible for performing a bone grafting procedure if your bone loss is significant. The time taken during this procedure is determined by the number of teeth involved. If the gum covers a large area, it will take time. However, you are assured of the best post-surgery results.

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