Periodontal disease is a serious bacterial infection that makes its way into the bone and gum tissue around your teeth. If your dentist has described you as having, “deep pockets,” you are probably a candidate for surgical cleaning. Minimizing these pockets is now more relevant than ever. The oral-systemic link is just now beginning to be fully understood. Deep pockets harbor a very aggressive bacteria that can potentially travel all through your body making you more susceptible to heart attack, stroke, dementia, etc. Allow Dr. Brown to comprehensively review your mouth to ensure a healthy gateway to the rest of your body.
Surgical cleaning is necessary for patients with a periodontal infection that has significantly altered the level of bone supporting the teeth. This procedure removes infection from your teeth, bone, and gums to restore your oral health. With a high success rate, surgical cleaning removes the infection the first time. However, the patient will need to return for periodontal-specific general cleanings every three months to maintain their oral health.
After a detailed evaluation, Dr. Brown will let you know if surgical periodontal therapy will be helpful for you.
“Tired of arestin at every dental cleaning? This procedure is designed to effectively treat your deep pockets and get your gums healthy again.” – Dr. Brown
“The post-op recommendations kept me pain-free and without any discomfort” – David M.