Pocket reduction surgery is beneficial when your gum pockets are too deep, and have turned into a safe haven for harmful bacteria to take up residence. The presence of that bacteria can lead to gum disease, loss of gum and bone tissue, tooth loss, and even disease elsewhere in your body. Our Acton dental surgery can prevent those consequences and promote optimal periodontal and dental wellness.
Periodontal surgery to reduce the size of your gum pockets will put the odds in your favor to prevent gum disease from advancing beyond the ability to control it. The first stage of gum disease, gingivitis, is typically associated with more mild symptoms, such as irritation and redness of the gums. At that point, a simple teeth cleaning is often enough to stop the progression of gum disease in its tracks and reverse the effects. If ignored, however, the latter stage of periodontitis will be reached. Symptoms include bleeding gums when you brush, persistent bad breath, receding gums, infections, and loose teeth. A more deeper type of cleaning called scaling and root planing may be effective, but if your gum pockets are too deep, it is likely that periodontitis will reoccur. Our Acton dental surgery could be the best solution. Deep pockets allow bacteria to fester and breed, opening you up to not only gum disease, but tooth decay. Even diabetes, strokes, and heart attacks can become possible as the bacteria migrates out of the oral cavity. Brushing and flossing become ineffective because they cannot reach where the problem is. Our Acton dental surgery is safe and has a high degree of success in taking care of the issue of deep gum pockets.
Just contact us to schedule an exam and consultation so that Dr. Charamonde can evaluate if you are a good candidate for this procedure.