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What Goes Into Pocket Reduction Surgery?
Posted on 6/22/2020 by Barbara Ketchum
What Goes Into Pocket Reduction Surgery?Pocket reduction surgery is something that our office recommends to those that have a high progression of pocket space between their teeth. Usually, this is caused by dental diseases in the mouth, such as gum disease. The gums start to recess, and they may be softer than if your gums had no type of ailment.

The Pocket Reduction Surgery Process


This surgery works to reduce the pockets surrounding the teeth that are generally deep and large. These pockets form around the teeth, which can be a problem because the gums are not able to hold the teeth in place as well. During the procedure, our professional works to tighten and firm the gums, bring them up, and sewing them together so that they heal easily, while still being strong enough to support your teeth.
Having this procedure done is important, as you want to have the healthiest teeth possible. You want to smile with ease, while also ensuring that the pockets are not able to hold the plaque that might come from not brushing or flossing correctly.
The pockets in the gums are something that can hold several types of bacteria. This, then makes the pockets deeper. With the help of our professionals and this procedure, we clean the pockets out, bring the gums closer to the teeth, and heal the gums. However, the patient has to make sure that they take care of their oral health to keep the benefits of the surgery, as the pockets can come back.
Our periodontists work to restore the look and feel of the gums and teeth, much like plastic surgeons would on the body. We work to ensure that your smile looks the best, but with smaller pockets, the gums and teeth are healthier. For more information about pocket reduction surgery, give us a call. We would be more than happy to schedule a time to have you come out for an appointment.
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