Overcome Periodontal Disease with Pocket Irrigation and Reduction Surgery
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a common and progressive condition that can lead to the recession of bone and gum tissue, gum tissue inflammation, and even the loss of teeth if left undiagnosed and untreated.
What is pocket irrigation?
Pocket irrigation is a procedure with the goal of cleansing plaque from between the teeth and under the gum line to prevent the growth of harmful oral bacteria. At the same time, the periodontist may deliver antibacterials to the subgingival areas to treat the infection at the source. Also known as oral irrigation, pocket irrigation is done for several reasons. It may be done for interdental cleaning, halitosis prevention, subgingival cleaning, and antimicrobial application. Pocket irrigation may also be performed with other dental procedures, such as professional prophylaxis or gum and bone grafting. Patients might also continue to perform pocket irrigation at home using a water pick or water jet, providing more effective yet gentler results than traditional dental floss.
What is pocket reduction surgery?
Pocket reduction surgery, which may be referred to as flap surgery, osseous surgery, or gingivectomy, is a term used to describe a variety of surgeries performed to gain access to the roots of the teeth to remove tartar and bacteria responsible for causing the formation of periodontal disease. While the mouth is full of good bacteria, harmful bacteria can result in infection that can significantly impact the smile’s health and wellness. With pocket reduction surgery, the dental team can reduce bacterial spread, halt bone loss, enhance the smile, and help in facilitating proper home care between appointments.
Call (312) 736-7959 to schedule an appointment at Perio Implant Chicago today.
Chicago, IL, area patients in need of pocket irrigation and pocket reduction surgery can contact our team of professionals to find out if they are appropriate candidates. The practice is conveniently located at 939 W North Avenue, Ste. #700, and accepts new and returning patients who call for appointments.