For patients who suffer from periodontal disease, we offer pocket reduction surgery in Sunnyvale, California, to help restore your oral health and maintain your smile. AZ Dental is pleased to have a periodontist, Dr. Bui, who can provide our patients with exceptional dental care. In pocket reduction surgery, our doctor will fold back your gums and remove plaque and bacteria that have built up. The rest of our team will ensure that you remain comfortable during your treatment and get the care you need. To see if you require pocket reduction, we invite you to schedule an appointment by calling our office today at 408-738-1000.

When you have periodontal disease, your supporting gum tissue begins to deteriorate. When this happens, your gum recedes up along your tooth’s surface and creates pockets. If these pockets are left untreated, they will become deeper and become a hiding ground for plaque and bacteria that will continue to feed your infection to the point of permanent damage.

Pocket reduction is a procedure in which our periodontist surgically reduces your pocket depth when other treatments fail to do so. Pocket reduction is performed by carefully and surgically folding back infected gum tissue. Our doctor will then clean out the plaque and bacteria that have built up, eliminating the source of food for your infection. After the under part of your gums have been cleaned, our doctor will put the tissue back in place and secure it with stitches.

By eliminating disease-causing bacteria and reducing your pocket size, our periodontist can help reduce the lasting damage that can be caused by periodontal disease. Following your pocket reduction surgery, our periodontist may recommend that you visit our practice for follow-up appointments to ensure that your pockets do not return. With consistent oral hygiene habits and routine visits to our practice, your smile can maintain its health and fight against further infection. We welcome you to visit or call our office for further information, or if you have any questions. We are always happy to help!