Pocket Reduction 1 - 2 hrs

Healthy gums cling tightly to the necks of your teeth. When gums become infected due to periodontal disease, they pull away from the tooth surface in response to the infection, creating deep pockets around your teeth. The destructive bacteria that cause periodontal disease thrive in these deepened pockets.

To eliminate this bacterial "breeding ground," one of the options we recommend is a surgical procedure in which we trim away unhealthy gum tissue to reduce the pocket size and restore health to your teeth and gums.


First, we thoroughly numb the affected area. Incisions are made, and the gums are gently pulled back. We gently remove any infected gum tissue, plaque and tartar from the surfaces of the exposed root. After the reshaping and sculpting of the tissues to the desired shape we secure the tissue into place with sutures, and put a soft, putty like substance over your gum line to protect your gums as they heal.

After a few weeks, the area will be completely healed. Your gums will have regained their natural, healthy appearance, and your periodontal health will be greatly improved.

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