Pocket Reduction Surgery
Pocket reduction surgery aims at gaining access to the roots of the teeth in order to remove bacteria and tartar (calculus) in the treatment of periodontal disease, a progressive condition which can lead to tooth loss. Periodontal infections cause a chronic inflammatory response that destroys bone and gum tissues once they invade the subgingival area below the gum line. The goals of pocket reduction surgery are the reduction of bacterial spread, halting bone loss, facilitation of home care, and enhancing the smile. It can be performed under local or general anesthetic according to patient preference.
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