Reduce the excess pocket tissue to clean out existing gum infections.
When patients suffer with periodontal disease they develop gum tissue pockets that cause the gums to detach from the teeth. Periodontal pockets trap bacterial which infects the gums and may cause tooth decay or loss. This condition can be treated using a pocket reduction.
A pocket reductions are designed to remove the areas where bacteria collect. When the supportive gum tissue around the teeth becomes loose, forming pockets of infection around the base of the teeth, a pocket reduction procedure can be performed. This procedure reduces the excess pocket tissue to clean out existing infection and prevent the collection more harmful bacteria. After the pockets are reduced we then suture the gums so they fit more tightly around the teeth. This procedure can provide excellent results and decreased the occurrence of periodontal infection.