Pocket Reduction Surgery
Pocket reduction surgery is a procedure for various different surgeries with the goal to gaining access to the root of the teeth in order to remove bacteria and reduce pocket depth. The goals of the surgery is to reduce pocket depth, stop bone loss, and improve oral hygiene.
Dr. Barack makes an incision in the gum where periodontal pockets and bone loss have developed. He reflects the gum flap away, exposing the tooth root and cleans all infection out from the pocket. Bone regeneration procedures such as bone grafting may be performed at this point to promote bone growth. Dr. Barack then positions the gum to reduce the pocket and promote healing. The incision is sutured closed following the procedure.