Have you ever been affected by periodontal disease? It is one of the most common issues that our Chester oral surgeon addresses in the patients that visit Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for treatment. How we treat individual cases of gum disease depends on the severity of each case’s development. Gum disease mainly starts as a result of bacteria buildup in the mouth. If bacteria is not thoroughly removed through adequate brushing and flossing techniques (and for patients who are genetically pre-disposed, or who are at an increased risk for other reasons, good hygiene may not be enough to prevent it) they can cause serious damage to your teeth, gums, and the underlying bones. If the bacteria build up significantly, they begin to fill up the small pockets that exist between your gums and your teeth, threatening to further deteriorate the gums and the bones that lie beneath them. For these serious cases of gum disease, our Chester oral surgeon often recommends pocket reduction surgery as the optimal treatment method.
Pocket reduction surgery can stop bone loss in its tracks by halting bacteria from getting to the bone level. It also slows the gum deterioration process down, keeping them from detaching from the teeth before the teeth can fall out or loosen. Pocket reduction surgery can be a critical part of preventing both bone loss and tooth loss as a result of periodontal disease. This surgical method is usually brought into the equation after more conservative options like deep cleaning methods are tried as a means of resolving the problem. Our Chester oral surgeon can let you know if pocket reduction surgery is the right option for you after an examination and consultation at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
If you are interested in learning more about pocket reduction surgery or any of the other surgical options provided by our Chester oral surgeon, we suggest that you consult the detailed Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery website. However, if you have a specific question or concern that you would like to speak to us about directly, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us by phone or online. We look forward to working with you.