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. When the pockets become too
deep for scaling and root planing,
a Pocket Depth Reduction procedure is often a solution.
During a Pocket Depth Reduction procedure, Dr. Fletcher
gently folds back the gum and removes the disease-causing
bacteria and infection.
will then smooth the root surfaces and, if necessary,
reshape the gum and bone.
This will allow the gums to form smaller, healthier