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
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
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.