Our experienced dentists may recommend laser pocket reduction to improve your health and help manage gum disease. Laser pocket reduction works by removing harmful bacteria and calculus from your tooth roots, halting the progression of the disease so that you can begin to regain your oral health. To schedule a consultation and find out if laser pocket reduction in Lisle, Illinois, is right for you, call Prairie Walk Dental today at 630-968-5078.
Pocket reduction, also known as flap surgery or gingivectomy, is designed to eliminate harmful bacteria and reduce inflammation in your gums. By eliminating disease-causing bacteria, the spread of the disease is halted, preventing further loss of gum and bone tissue as well as potential tooth loss. Pocket reduction also improves your ability to care for your oral health and home.
When you receive pocket reduction, our dentists will use a soft tissue laser to perform your procedure. We will administer an anesthetic to ensure your comfort and gently pull back your gums before using the laser to remove bacteria and calculus. We will also provide antibiotics to kill any remaining bacteria and help your gums heal after they are placed back into their proper positions.
You may experience an increase in gum and tooth sensitivity following your procedure. This sensitivity should subside shortly, and you can expect to see improvement in the health of your gums within a few weeks.
For more information about laser pocket reduction and to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentists, please contact our office today.