Pocket Reduction Surgery

Over time, when affected by periodontal disease, supporting tissue and bone begin to deteriorate, resulting in deeper pockets around the teeth. These deeper pockets provide the perfect environment for destructive bacteria to grow. If these bacteria end up causing too much bone loss, the teeth could become mobile and, in time, fall out.
 
The deeper pockets are more difficult for you and your dental care professional to clean, so it's important for you to eliminate them first.  At Northshore Implant Perio Centre, your periodontist will be able to remove the bacteria, eliminate the deep pockets, and secure the tissue back into place using a procedure called pocket reduction surgery.  Occasionally, damaged bone or tooth surfaces will be smoothed to avoid the spread of bacteria again. This may also help the gum tissue reattach itself to the tooth.
 
With a combination of daily oral hygiene and regular visits to us here at Implant Perio Centre Northshore, you can increase your chances of keeping your natural teeth for life!