Periodontal pocket treatment, Dental Care Clinic Clapham Junction
Periodontal (gum) disease affects millions of people all over the world. Periodontal diseases are infections in the structures around the teeth, but not in the actual teeth themselves. It can progress from gingivitis, which is the first stage of periodontal disease and only affects the gums, to the other structures.Treatment may be performed by a periodontist, a dentist or a dental hygienist in Tooting Medical Centre in London. Since every periodontal pocket is different, specific treatment recommendations will depend on the depth and shape of the pocket, and whether the inflammation is restricted to the gum tissue, or if it has spread to the bone that lies beneath. Options include periodontal pocket reduction procedures and regenerative procedures for building bone and gum tissue.The goal of periodontitis treatment is to thoroughly clean the pockets around teeth and prevent damage to surrounding bone. If a pocket is too deep to be treated with non-surgical procedures, surgery may be recommended to reduce the size of the pocket.