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Dental Pocket Reduction Surgery in Allen

Closeup of damaged gums

The areas between the teeth and gums tend to be the prime breeding ground for periodontal disease bacteria, so in order to eliminate it, these pockets need to be thoroughly cleaned. As you can imagine, these spaces are extremely small, so with a pocket reduction surgery, Dr. Fatima Robertson can gain access to these hard to read areas of the teeth and clean them in order to halt the spread of periodontal disease.

After taking an X-ray to assess the condition of your teeth beneath the pockets, Dr. Robertson will apply a local anesthetic to make sure you’re completely comfortable throughout the procedure. She will then gently pull back the gums to expose the roots of the teeth and use sophisticated tools to clean away any plaque or calculus (hardened tartar) on them. In addition to stopping periodontal disease in its tracks and halting bone loss, this procedure can also make home care much more effective by reducing the size of these hard to reach areas. Plus, these pockets can also negatively affect the appearance of the smile, so a pocket reduction can help restore a person’s original look as well.