Pocket reduction surgery (also known as gingivectomy, osseous surgery and flap surgery) is a collective term for a series of several different surgeries aimed at gaining access to the root of the teeth in order to remove bacteria and tartar (calculus).
Reasons for Pocket Reduction Surgery
Pocket reduction surgery is a common periodontal procedure which has been proven effective at eliminating bacteria, reducing inflammation and saving teeth. The goals of pocket reduction surgery are:
Reducing bacterial spread
Halting bone loss
Facilitating home care
Enhancing the smile
Your dentist and hygienist at Tyler Dental Artz will be discussing the best treatment options for you.