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Pocket Reduction Surgery

Why: The goal of Pocket Reduction Surgery ("Osseous Quad Surgery") is to remove excess bacteria and inflamed tissue from around and in between the teeth. This is done to help minimize pocket depths and to make it easier for the patient to manually clean their mouth.

How: The surgical area is flapped and cleaned out using hand instruments and ultrasonic cleaners. If necessary, some slight bone recontouring is done by the doctor. When finished, we place a few dissolvable sutures and use a periodontal packing around the gum line to help reduce discomfort (sort of like a Band-Aid)

You will come see our office 2 more times after the initial surgery.