At Downers Grove Dental and Orthodontics, Dr. Brian Nugent and our team use soft tissue lasers for laser pocket reduction treatment. This treatment helps reduce tissue pockets in the gums caused by periodontal disease. Learn more about this procedure below or call our dental office in Downers Grove, Illinois, at 630-968-5900 to schedule an appointment with our dentist.
Pocket reduction, sometimes referred to as gingivectomy or flap surgery, is a procedure designed to eliminate harmful bacteria and reduce inflammation in your gums and teeth. This reduces bacterial spread and halts bone loss as well as facilitating more effective home care. Our dentist and team use a soft tissue laser to perform this treatment to ensure a more comfortable experience as well as a more precise and effective treatment process.
Our dentist will begin your pocket reduction surgery by administering anesthetic to ensure your comfort. We will then gently pull your gums back and remove bacteria and calculus using the laser. We will also administer antibiotics to kill any remaining bacteria and encourage your gums to heal after they are placed back into position.
You may find that you experience an increase in gum and tooth sensitivity after your pocket reduction treatment. This should subside shortly. You can expect to see an improvement in the health of your gums and teeth within a few weeks.
If you have any questions about laser pocket reduction, and if you want to schedule a consultation with our dentist and team, please contact our office today.