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More and more people are coming to realize that the health of their gums is just as important as the health of their teeth. Yet not as many understand all of the treatment options available to help keep your gums in tip-top shape. If you would like to improve your range of knowledge about periodontal techniques, read on. This article will provide some key information about pocket depth reduction.
Deeper pockets breed more disease.
A so-called periodontal pocket refers to the gap beneath the edge of your gums the place where they are attached to your teeth. This gap may be greater or smaller, depending on the relative health of the gums. In an ideal scenario, the periodontal pocket will be very shallow. That's because the gums are well attached to the surface of the teeth.
Unfortunately, periodontal pockets have a nasty way of getting larger as time goes on--especially if you haven't been to the dentist as regularly as you should. When plaque is allowed to proliferate in your mouth, it will lead to gingivitis. This in turn weakens the strength of your gums, thus increasing the depth of your periodontal pockets. These, in turn, provide a convenient breeding ground for yet more unwanted bacteria.
Pocket depth reduction may help where non-surgical treatments have failed.
It is important to realize that pocket depth reduction is a surgical procedure. Thus it is only recommended in cases where non-surgical options--regular hygiene, deep cleaning, tooth scaling and root planing--have proven unsuccessful. Such cases generally occur in patients suffering from periodontitis or other serious gum diseases. The goal of pocket depth reduction surgery is to reduce pockets to a depth of no more than 3mm.
Pocket depth reduction surgery is performed by a periodontist.
Chances are your regular dentist doesn't have the necessary training to perform pocket depth reduction surgery. Instead, if this is deemed an appropriate treatment option, your dentist will recommend a trustworthy periodontist to oversee the procedure.
Pocket depth reduction surgery begins with the application of an anesthetic, to help reduce discomfort. Next, a series of careful incisions is made in the flesh of your gums. These allow the gum tissue to be folded backwards from the teeth, thus providing access to the roots.
This allows the periodontist to remove any plaque and/or tartar that make have developed inside of the pocket. As with regular cleanings, this will involve the use of dental tools such as metal scalers. Once the root is completely clean, the gums are sewed back in place using special dissolvable stitches. As their name would imply, these disappear as the gums become reattached to your teeth.
For more information, contact a clinic like Westwood Dental Clinic.Share
4 April 2016