Deep Pockets in gums

Gum Disease Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth. When you have periodontal disease, this supporting gum tissue and bone is destroyed, forming "pockets" around the teeth. Deep pockets collect more bacteria, resulting in further bone loss and eventually tooth loss. But with early diagnosis and treatment, you can keep your teeth for a lifetime.

Gum Disease SYMPTOMS
Bleeding and pain in the gums, Collection of pus in gum pockets, Loose and drifting teeth.

Gum Disease Pocket reduction surgery During this procedure, your dentist folds back the gum tissue and remove the disease-causing bacteria before securing the tissue into place. Irregular surfaces of the damaged bone are smoothed to limit areas where disease-causing bacteria can hide. This allows the gum tissue to better reattach to healthy bone.
Periodontal Pocket Cleaning To improve periodontal pocket cleaning, a Waterpik or Water Flosser (mechanical interdental cleaners)can be used. Waterpik has a soft rubber tip designed for low-pressure delivery of therapeutic rinses. It effectively removes the plaque and debris lurking deep between teeth and below the gum line, where it’s hard to reach with traditional brushing and flossing.It is easy to use and gently access up to 90% of the depth of a pocket.

Regular dental visits for early identification and treatment of periodontal disease. Consistent home care routines of brushing and flossing. Using a soft bristled tooth brush.