Deep pockets caused by periodontal disease can be corrected through pocket depth reduction. This procedure is used to clean the pockets and secure the gum tissue in its original place. Reducing pocket depth and eliminating existing bacteria are important to prevent damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease and to help maintain your healthy smile.
All information was provided from the American Academy of Periodontology. For more information, please visit the American Academy of Periodontology Patient Page at: www.perio.org