Periodontal Pocket Reduction Surgery

Periodontal Pocket Reduction Surgery at Wilshire Periodontics and Dental Implant Center

At Wilshire Periodontics and Dental Implant Center, we specialize in periodontal pocket reduction surgery to effectively treat advanced gum disease. Led by Dr. Pilseong Kim, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD, our experienced team uses state-of-the-art techniques to restore your oral health and prevent further complications.

Understanding Periodontal Pocket Reduction Surgery

Periodontal pocket reduction surgery, also known as flap surgery, is designed to decrease the depth of periodontal pockets caused by gum disease. These pockets form when plaque and tartar accumulate below the gum line, leading to gum recession and the formation of deep pockets. If untreated, these pockets can harbor bacteria, causing further gum and bone damage and potentially leading to tooth loss.

The Procedure

  1. Assessment

    • Dr. Kim conducts a thorough examination, measuring the depth of the periodontal pockets and assessing the extent of gum disease.

  2. Flap Surgery

    • The gum tissue is carefully folded back to expose the roots of the teeth and the underlying bone, allowing for the removal of plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the periodontal pockets.

  3. Cleaning and Smoothing

    • The exposed tooth roots are meticulously cleaned and smoothed to promote healthy reattachment of the gum tissue. Damaged bone may be reshaped, and bone grafts may be placed if necessary.

  4. Suturing

    • The gum tissue is then sutured back into place, and detailed post-operative care instructions are provided to ensure proper healing.

Benefits of Periodontal Pocket Reduction Surgery

  • Reduced Pocket Depth: Makes it easier to maintain oral hygiene and prevent further bacterial buildup.
  • Prevent Tooth Loss: Addresses the root causes of gum disease, helping to preserve teeth and prevent tooth loss.
  • Improved Oral Health: Promotes healing of gum tissue and bone, leading to overall better oral health.
  • Enhanced Aesthetics: Restores the natural contour of your gums, improving your smile’s appearance.

Why Choose Us?

  • Expert Care: Dr. Pilseong Kim is a highly skilled periodontist with extensive experience in periodontal pocket reduction surgery.
  • Advanced Technology: We utilize the latest equipment and techniques for optimal outcomes.
  • Personalized Treatment: Each treatment plan is customized to meet your specific needs and goals.
  • Patient Comfort: We prioritize your comfort and provide comprehensive support throughout the treatment and recovery process.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease or have been advised to consider periodontal pocket reduction surgery, contact Wilshire Periodontics and Dental Implant Center today. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Pilseong Kim to learn more about how this procedure can benefit your oral health. We are committed to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

3440 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90010