Pocket Reduction Surgery
A periodontal pocket develops as we lose the supporting tissue and bone around teeth.
Deeper pockets, usually greater than 6mm, are more difficult for you and your dental care professional to clean. As a result, it is important to reduce them and sometimes this requires more than just a deep cleaning.
Surgery to lift the gums and remove the disease causing bacteria can help reduce pocket depths.
Reduced pockets and a combination of good daily oral hygiene with professional maintenance can increase your chances of keeping your natural teeth.