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How Do You Fix Pockets in Your Gums?

Posted on 3/20/2023 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
How Do You Fix Pockets in Your Gums?Receding and inflamed gums are severe conditions that require immediate action before the situation becomes more pronounced. If this is the case, you may wonder if there's a procedure to rectify the problem and shrink the pockets. When you have loose gum that doesn't fit perfectly around the periodontal pockets, you risk damage to your teeth and gums. Failure to address the problem early can lead to unstable teeth or tooth loss.

Your toothbrush and floss are ineffective and can't reach the bottom of the infected pockets in the gums. Here are some procedures to help reduce or fix the pockets in your gums, preventing the buildup of bacteria in the future.

Scaling and Root Planing

As mentioned, flossing and brushing are ineffective in removing bacteria around the pocket. Scaling and root planing entail a deep cleaning process to eliminate all traces of plaque and bacteria underneath the gum and on the tooth. Dental practitioners recommend scaling and root planing to mitigate further infection so your gums and teeth feel and look great.

Gingival Flap Surgery

Another standard and effective procedure is gingival flap surgery which involves folding gum tissue and removing diseased tissue. The dental specialist will proceed to secure the gum back into place and smooth out the surgery site to prevent bacterial infections from recurring.


In some cases, the tissue around the teeth overgrows, and you need it fixed to avoid further damage. Gingivectomy is the procedure to rectify such a problem, and it involves cutting away the extra tissue. This procedure helps patients clean their teeth more effectively, preventing bacteria from collecting around the gums.

These are some of the procedures that can be recommended to fix the pockets in your gums. Schedule an appointment with your dentist to determine the correct procedure for you. Healthy gums are vital for good oral health and your overall well-being.

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Dr. Gary Greenwald
Dr. Andrew Kurialacherry
Dr. Nisha Kancherla

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320 Killian Hill Road NW
Lilburn, GA 30047-3809

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