What does pocket reduction surgery involve

Newtown, PA 215 968 9601



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Before recommending treatment or performing any procedure, the dentist will perform thorough visual and x-ray examinations in order to assess the condition of your teeth, gums, and underlying bone. Pocket reduction surgery may be performed under local or general anesthetic depending on patient preferences.

The gums will be gently pulled back from the teeth and bacteria and calculus (tartar) will be eliminated. Scaling and root planing will generally be required to fully remove the ossification (tartar) from the surface of the tooth root. If the root is not completely smooth, a planing procedure will be performed to ensure that when the gums do heal, they will not reattach to rough or uneven surfaces.

The final part of the surgery is usually the administration of an antimicrobial liquid to eliminate any remaining bacteria and promote healing. The gum is then sutured with tiny stitches that are left in place for 5-10 days.

Though the gums will be more sensitive immediately following the procedure, there will be a significant reduction in pocket depth and a vast improvement in the condition of the teeth and gums.

Contact Information

  • Our Main Office Address is located @ 638 Newtown Yardley Rd # 1C, Newtown PA 18940. 215 968 9601

Dental Implant & Periodontal Surgeons, P.C.

Dr Sam Khoury
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