Pocket Depth Reduction
Pocket depth reduction is used to treat gum recession caused by periodontal disease, aggressive tooth brushing that wears away your enamel (bet you did not realize you could actually do that!), poor daily oral hygiene, tobacco use, and more. Gum recession is actually a common dental problem, and most people do not realize they have it because it happens so gradually.
When gum recession occurs, "pockets," or gaps, form between your teeth and gum line, making it easy for bacteria to build up. If left untreated, the supporting tissue and bone structures of the teeth can be severely damaged, and may ultimately result in tooth loss. That is where a pocket reduction treatment is utilized to reduce your disease!
Contact Comprehensive Dental Health at 203-624-5515 to schedule an appointment for a pocket-depth reduction procedure today!
What happens during a periodontal pocket reduction?
During the pocket-depth reduction process, Dr. Dr. Joseph Tagliarini folds back the affected gum tissue, allowing [himher] to remove any harmful bacteria from the pockets. Once your teeth have been thoroughly cleaned and rinsed, the gum tissue is secured in place over the tooth root, thus eliminating the pockets, or at least reducing their size.
If you think you might be suffering from receding gums and would like to schedule pocket-depth reduction in New Haven, CT, please contact Comprehensive Dental Health at 203-624-5515.