Pocket Irrigation & Depth Reduction

Pocket Irrigation & Depth Reduction in Valencia, CA

Pocket irrigation and reduction are two advantageous periodontal procedures. Our skilled and highly experienced periodontists use them to treat gum disease and remedy related complications. If you believe you could benefit from these procedures, turn to us. At Valencia Periodontics, we prioritize patient comfort and strive to deliver results with faster healing times. Find out what we can offer by scheduling an appointment. 

Call (661) 449-2371 or contact us online for pocket irrigation and depth reduction in Valencia. 

What to Know About Pocket Irrigation & Depth Reduction 

Let us first start with defining periodontal pockets. These are small spaces that develop between gums and teeth, where bacteria can build up and cause damage. Pockets are a symptom of gum disease. 

Pocket irrigation and reduction aim to address issues with pockets and restore gum health. Pocket irrigation is a non-surgical procedure that involves flushing out bacteria and plaque. The flushing can be done with water or a mixture of water and an antimicrobial substance. 

Pocket reduction is a surgical procedure that minimizes pocket depth. It involves pulling gum tissue back, removing diseased tissue, and reshaping the bone structure supporting teeth. Often, our periodontists perform pocket irrigation and reduction together.

Laser-Assisted Pocket Reduction

In certain cases, we can use the FDA-cleared LANAP protocol to reduce pocket depth. This is an advanced laser-assisted treatment for gum disease. It eliminates diseased tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact, reducing pockets and promoting regeneration. Plus, it requires no incisions or stitches, minimizing the recovery period. 

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How Pocket Irrigation & Reduction Could Benefit You 

Pocket irrigation and reduction may benefit you in the following ways:

  • Preventing gum disease from advancing
  • Reducing painful inflammation (gingivitis)
  • Lowering the risk of losing teeth 
  • Improving bad breath 
  • Limiting gum recession 

Of course, the specific benefits will vary depending on your situation. To learn more about how receiving pocket irrigation and reduction in Valencia could help you, consult one of our periodontists. 

Hear From Our Happy Patients

At Valencia Periodontics, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our patients have to say about working with us.

    “Definitely Recommend!”
    “Dr. Pearson did my gum grafting procedure and he did a fantastic job. He is amazing and very gentle.”
    - Tiffany H.
    “Incredible Team!”
    “I cannot speak highly enough about the exceptional care I received from Dr. Moshe Benarroch and his incredible team.”
    - Mirela C.
    “Great Customer Service!”
    “I cannot recommend Valencia Periodontics enough. Not only is every single staff member incredibly knowledgeable, skilled, beyond talent, but they are kind, gentle, and caring.”
    - Brinkley G.
    “Very Knowledgeable!”
    “The entire staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I had a tooth extraction and bone graft along with laser osseous surgery on another tooth.”
    - Annette D.
    “Excellent Hygienist!”
    “I recently had my routine hygiene appointment with Manijeh (excellent hygienist) and they discovered a bit of gum recession.”
    - Jared B.

What to Expect During and After Treatment

As a non-surgical procedure, pocket irrigation is generally painless and less time-intensive. It frequently accompanies pocket depth reduction, as well as scaling and root planing. Plus, pocket irrigation is something many can do at home with the help of a water flosser. These devices should not, however, replace regular flossing and brushing. 

Because pocket reduction is a surgery, you can expect anesthesia, a recovery period, and post-operative care. Local anesthetic is typically sufficient for pocket reduction, but other sedation techniques could be necessary to make the procedure more comfortable. Following it, you may experience swelling and sensitivity in the treated area. Various prescription and over-the-counter pain medications can remedy these issues. 

It is crucial to maintain proper oral hygiene after receiving periodontal treatment. You must regularly brush, floss, and use mouthwash as your periodontist directs. You should also attend follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress.

Trust Valencia Periodontics with Your Oral Health

If you have moderate to severe gum disease, you may be worried about its impact on your oral and overall health. No matter how far gone your condition might seem, you can turn to our office for help. Pocket irrigation and reduction could be advantageous. Find out whether these procedures or other treatment options are in your best interest. Reach out to schedule an appointment. Our office serves the Santa Clarita Valley, including Valencia and Canyon Country. We accept most insurances and strive to offer affordable periodontal treatments. 

Call (661) 449-2371 to start with Valencia Periodontics today. 

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