Osseous Surgery/Pocket Reduction
Protect from periodontal disease progression with pocket reduction
The progression of gum disease can cause the formation of infection “pockets” under the gumline. These areas need to be treated to minimize the risk of gum disease progression and bone loss.
Healthy brushing and flossing habits are critical to preventing gum disease, but these habits aren’t sufficient to reach the lower levels of the gum if you are experiencing deep pockets of infection. For optimal results, it is best to seek treatment for gum disease in the earliest stages.
Further Information On Pocket Reduction Surgery
The gum tissue and jawbone should have a snug fit around the teeth. If gum disease is left untreated, then the supporting bone and tissue disintegrates and causes the gums to separate from the teeth. These “pockets” contain tartar and infection that can be difficult to heal without proper dental treatments. If left unchecked, the gum infections can cause tissue and bone loss, which wears away at the foundation needed to support your teeth.
Over time, the pockets of infection become deeper, creating a larger area where the bacteria can thrive. A pocket reduction surgery can be completed by folding back the gum tissue, then removing the infection. If the tooth root and bone surfaces are damaged, then they can be smoothed to encourage heathy re-attachment as the gums heal.