Pocket Reduction surgery is a dental treatment performed to reduce the height of the gums to the bottom of the pocket around the teeth. If you are unable to clean to the bottom of the pocket, it will trap bacteria and food and cause bone loss and eventually tooth loss.
When a pocket that is deeper than 4 mm exists around a tooth, we typically start by doing a deep cleaning to help reduce the pockets and clean the tissue. This is referred to as a non-surgical approach and the recovery time is one to two days.
If a patient has deeper pockets, such as 5mm or deeper, sometimes, we will do a more aggressive approach with the end goal being making it so our patient can clean the tooth effectively to the bottom of the pocket.
By coming in sooner and for regular maintenance, our goal is to keep our patients in the simpler maintenance mode, where they can maintain their teeth healthy at home!
Give us a call to see what your options are for saving your teeth. If you are in Spring Lakes Heights, Sea Girt, Manasquan, Belmar, Neptune City, Bradley Beach, Brick Township and Wall Township areas, contact Dr Avi Israeli at Sage Dental & Spa. We are currently accepting NEW PATIENTS!
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