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Pocket Reduction Surgery

Accumulation of plaque and bacteria in the space between gums and teeth can turn into a very serious problem if you don’t do something about it. If your problem reaches an advanced stage, you might need pocket reduction surgery to save your teeth and gums. Depending on the severity of your problem, we can try to control it with non-invasive treatment options, but if you wait too long and the surgery becomes necessary, we try to make sure that you get the best results with this procedure.

What is pocket reduction?

Pocket reduction is a procedure in which harmful bacteria and tartar is removed from the space between teeth and gums to bring the gum disease under control. Enlarged gum pockets are not only bad for your teeth and gums, but they also ruin the appearance of your teeth. With the help of pocket reduction surgery, your teeth can be saved.

Why is pocket reduction surgery important?

If your gum disease reaches a serious stage, you need pocket reduction surgery to reduce inflammation and prevent bone loss. Along with pocket reduction surgery, some other procedures might also be recommended by your periodontist. With the help of this procedure, a periodontist can see the extent of damage caused to the teeth and gums, and clean that area properly.

If you don’t get the pocket reduction surgery in time, and let your problem get worse, your teeth can get irreparable damage. If you are experiencing any dental problems, consult our expert dentists to keep your oral health in check.

Benefits of Pocket Reduction

Reducing the spread of infection – It is very important to stop the spread of bacteria and tartar, and with the help of pocket reduction surgery, the periodontist will try to remove as much tartar and bacteria as possible. This surgery is done to reduce the depth of those pockets where harmful bacteria and plaque are collected. Successful surgery will reduce inflammation and save your teeth from further damage. Gum disease is an inflammatory infection that is harmful to gums and teeth, and if it is not treated, it can damage both.

Cosmetic Improvement – The main purpose of pocket reduction surgery is not a cosmetic improvement, but gums with large pockets can look very bad. After this procedure, you will also see a visual improvement in your smile. These large pockets can hit a person’s confidence very badly, and it can even cause people to be self-conscious to smile. These pockets also damage your teeth, so by reducing the size of these pockets, you are also reducing the possibility of completely damaging your teeth.

Easier care at home – Gums with large pockets of bacteria can be very difficult to clean and maintain at home. When the bacteria is removed and the size of these pockets is reduced, it will be a lot easier for you to take care of your teeth at home. Proper brushing and flossing are going to be easier after this surgery, and that will allow you to take care of your teeth at home. To keep periodontal disease under control, the patient must be able to brush and floss properly.

Preventing other serious problems – Gum disease is a very serious problem, and if you don’t take the necessary steps in time, you may have to deal with other problems as well. Too much bacteria and tartar left in the pockets for too long can cause the tooth to fall out. It can even cause bone loss if the problem keeps getting worse. Periodontists can suggest this surgery so that you don’t have to suffer many other problems that come with an advanced stage of gum disease.

Insurance & Direct Billing

We accept all Insurance plans, and do direct billing to insurance companies. Our clients do not pay upfront for their insurance covered services. We verify their eligibility and bill insurance directly.

Dental Services for Refugees

We provide dental services for refugees under Interim Federal Health Program. Our Surrey dentists are registered with Medavie Blue Cross and provide dental services for patients covered by Interim Federal Health Program.

Healthy kids program

Healthy kids program provide basic dental treatment for children in low income families. Pacific Blue Cross is the dental insurance provider under this program. We also accept adult ministry patients.

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At our dental clinic we accept Debit Cards, Credit Cards, American Express, and Cash.