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Pocket Reduction Surgery at Dentin Family Dentistry

Pocket reduction surgery, also known as osseous surgery or flap surgery, is a specialized dental procedure aimed at treating advanced gum disease and restoring optimal gum health. At Dentin Family Dentistry, we offer expert pocket reduction surgery to reduce the depth of periodontal pockets, eliminate bacteria, and promote gum tissue healing.

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Understanding Periodontal Pockets

Periodontal pockets are spaces or gaps that form between the gums and teeth as a result of gum disease. These pockets provide a conducive environment for the accumulation of bacteria, plaque, and tartar, leading to further inflammation and damage to the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Without proper treatment, periodontal pockets can deepen, increasing the risk of tooth loss and systemic health issues.

The Pocket Reduction Surgery Process

Pocket reduction surgery involves accessing the periodontal pockets, thoroughly cleaning the roots of the teeth, removing diseased tissue, and reshaping the bone to reduce pocket depth. This procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the process.

  1. Comprehensive Evaluation: During your initial consultation, our dental team will conduct a thorough examination of your gums and teeth to assess the presence and severity of periodontal pockets.
  2. Preparation: Before the surgery, we will review your medical history and discuss the procedure in detail, addressing any questions or concerns you may have. X-rays and other diagnostic tests may be taken to evaluate the extent of gum disease and plan the surgery accordingly.
  3. Surgical Procedure: During pocket reduction surgery, our skilled periodontist will make small incisions in the gum tissue to access the underlying bone and roots of the teeth. The roots will be thoroughly cleaned to remove plaque, tartar, and diseased tissue, and the bone will be reshaped as needed to reduce pocket depth. In some cases, bone grafts or other regenerative techniques may be used to promote bone regeneration and tissue attachment.
  4. Closure: Once the procedure is complete, the gum tissue will be sutured back into place to promote healing and stabilize the teeth. Antibiotics or antimicrobial mouth rinses may be prescribed to prevent infection and promote healing.
  5. Recovery and Follow-Up: After pocket reduction surgery, you may experience some discomfort, swelling, and mild bleeding, which can be managed with pain medications and ice packs. Our dental team will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress and evaluate the effectiveness of the surgery.

Benefits of Pocket Reduction Surgery:

  • Reduces pocket depth and eliminates bacteria
  • Promotes gum tissue healing and attachment
  • Prevents further progression of gum disease
  • Improves overall oral health and hygiene
  • Enhances the long-term stability of the teeth

Why Choose Dentin Family Dentistry for Pocket Reduction Surgery?

  • Experienced and Skilled Periodontist: Our periodontist has extensive training and experience in performing pocket reduction surgery with precision and care.
  • Personalized Care: We take the time to understand your unique needs and concerns, providing personalized treatment plans tailored to your oral health goals.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: We utilize advanced dental technologies and techniques to ensure optimal outcomes and patient comfort during pocket reduction surgery.
  • Comprehensive Approach: We take a comprehensive approach to gum disease management, addressing both the symptoms and underlying causes to achieve long-lasting results.

If you are experiencing advanced gum disease or would like to learn more about our pocket reduction surgery services, contact Dentin Family Dentistry Your One of the best Markham Dental practices today to schedule an appointment. We are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain healthy gums for a lifetime of smiles.


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