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Pocket Depth Reduction

Normal, healthy gums have small pockets around each tooth. The bacteria and infection associated with periodontitis causes these pockets to become deeper, trapping more bacteria and causing more infection.

Tooth Before Pocket Depth Reduction

When the pockets become too deep for scaling and root planing, a Pocket Depth Reduction procedure is often a solution.

Tooth During Pocket Depth Reduction

During a Pocket Depth Reduction procedure, Dr. Zavoral gently folds back the gum and removes the disease-causing bacteria and infection.

Tooth with Reshaped Gum and Bone

Dr. Zavoral will then smooth the root surfaces and, if necessary, reshape the gum and bone.

Tooth After Pocket Depth Reduction

This will allow the gums to form smaller, healthier pockets.