If you suffer from severe periodontal disease, Dr. Roderick Cooper and his associate doctors may recommend a pocket reduction procedure to help you maintain a healthy smile. In this procedure, our dentists will surgically fold back the infected gums and remove any bacteria or plaque that has built up and carefully put the tissue back into place. With this treatment, our team at Bella Dental Services can help minimize your pain and restore your smile. To see if you require pocket reduction in Lilburn, Georgia, or Clarkston or Tucker, we invite you to contact us today at (404)294-8385 and schedule a consultation with our dentists.
Over time, periodontal disease can infect your teeth’s supporting tissue and bone. When this happens, pockets are formed around the teeth. If left untreated, these pockets will become deeper, fill with bacteria and plaque, and cause further damage to your oral health. Eventually, the affected teeth will have to be removed if the bacteria and plaque are not removed.
Pocket reduction is a surgical procedure that is used to reduce your pocket size when at-home care and regular dental cleanings are not enough. During this procedure, our dentists will fold back the gum tissue and remove the bacteria and plaque that has built up. Once all of the bacteria and plaque is removed, our dentists will secure the gum tissue back into is proper place. If there are irregular surfaces along the damaged bone, our dentists may also smooth out the bone surface to make it more difficult for bacteria to hide and to better help the gum reattach to the bone.
Eliminating bacteria and reducing pocket size is important to minimize the damage that periodontal disease can cause. After receiving a pocket reduction, our dentists may recommend visiting our practice regularly to ensure that your gums, teeth, and bone remain as healthy as possible. By maintaining good dental hygiene at home and receiving the proper in-office treatments, you and our dentists can work together to help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. If you have questions or concerns about pocket reduction procedures, we invite you to contact us today and visit with our caring dentists.