How do you reduce the depth of a gum pocket?

How do you reduce the depth of a gum pocket?

How do you reduce the depth of a gum pocket?

How can I prevent periodontal pockets?

  1. Brush at least twice daily with a soft-bristle tooth brush or an electric tooth brush.
  2. Use a fluoride toothpaste.
  3. Use a mouthwash that fights and dissolves plaque.
  4. Floss regularly to remove bacteria and food particles from between teeth.

Can dental pockets be reduced?

If more severe periodontal disease is present, a procedure called scaling and root planing may be recommended. This thorough cleaning procedure not only removes the plaque and tartar, but also smooths the root surface so the gum tissue can reattach to the tooth, shrinking the pocket.

Can bone grafts save teeth?

Saving Teeth — When severe periodontal disease causes bone loss, teeth can become loose and at risk of being lost. In order to save them, the bone around them can be regenerated through grafting; this increases bone support and helps keep them in place.

How do you calculate pocket depth?

In a healthy mouth, a pocket can be anywhere from 1-3 millimeters deep. To measure a pocket we use a periodontal probe. The probe allows us to measure in millimeters from the top of the pocket to the bottom of the pocket. The bottom of the pocket is the area where the tissue is connected through ligaments to the root.

How long does it take for a gum pocket to heal?

The pain and discomfort that you feel will vary depending on your oral health. You will most likely be prescribed antibiotics as a preventive measure after your oral surgery. Healing usually is quick. Most patients are fully healed in just one to two weeks.

What is pocket probing depth?

The term “probing pocket depth” refers to the distance from the gingival margin to pocket base, while the term “probing” or “clinical attachment level” refers to the distance from the cemento–enamel junction of the tooth to the pocket base.

How do you check CEJ clinically?

  1. When recession of the gingival margin is present, the CAL is calculated by adding the probing depth to the gingival margin level.
  2. When the gingival margin is coronal to the CEJ, the CAL is calculated by subtracting the gingival margin level from the probing depth.