Our periodontal practice, Mitchell Bloom, is devoted to gum care and dental implant placement. When you are looking for the very finest dental treatment Upper East Side NY, you will want to be seen by our expert and highly trained periodontist, Dr. Bloom.
When patients are being treated for gum disease, they sometimes need to have pocket reduction surgery dental treatment Upper East Side NY. This surgery is a type of periodontal surgery which is needed at times to help return the gums to good health. In mild to moderate cases of gum disease, a scaling and root planing treatment is often extremely effective in helping the deep pockets that have formed between the teeth and gums to heal. Sometimes this treatment needs to be repeated more than once in order to obtain the desired effect. However, there are times when a patient will need pocket reduction surgery in order to fully recover from gum disease. Pocket reduction surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed at our office. It is generally very well tolerated by patients. Our patients usually are treated with local anesthesia during this procedure, so they will remain perfectly comfortable. Our periodontist will make an incision which will allow him to gently move the gum tissue away from the teeth. He will then carefully remove all tartar and plaque from the pocket and he will smooth out all the root surfaces. This will make it much more difficult for any materials to stick to the tooth roots. At the same time, antibiotics may be applied topically. The gum tissue is then stitched back into place, eliminating the pocket. Stitches will usually remain in the mouth for 7 to 10 days. This surgery will leave the health of the gums and teeth greatly improved.
For an appointment to see our periodontist for dental treatment Upper East Side NY, including pocket reduction surgery, contact us today.
By Mitchell J. Bloom, DMD, PC
May 24, 2019