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Pocket Reduction Surgery treatment in Chaska, MN

Benefits of Pocket Reduction Surgery

Are you experiencing any of these symptoms? Early detection and treatment are key to preventing further damage and preserving oral health.
Preserve Teeth Ensure the longevity of your natural teeth by addressing gum disease at its root.
Better Sleep Quality Periodontal problems can disrupt sleep patterns. By addressing these issues through pocket reduction surgery, you can enjoy better and more restful sleep.
Improved Chewing Efficiency With reduced pocket depths, chewing becomes more efficient, allowing you to savor your favorite foods without any discomfort.
Boosted Confidence Experience a newfound confidence with a healthier, more beautiful smile. Our surgery helps you feel great about yourself and your appearance.
Say Goodbye to Discomfort Our pocket reduction surgery aims to alleviate discomfort caused by deep periodontal pockets, ensuring you can enjoy your daily activities without any hindrance or pain.
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Periodontal Pocket Management

What Is Pocket Reduction Surgery?

Pocket reduction surgery treats gum disease by cleaning deep pockets between teeth and gums, promoting healing and oral health.

Dental pocket reduction surgery, also known as periodontal pocket reduction or gingival flap surgery, is a dental procedure aimed at treating advanced gum disease (periodontitis) by reducing the depth of periodontal pockets. These pockets are spaces that form between the teeth and gums due to the progression of gum disease. They provide a favorable environment for harmful bacteria to accumulate and cause further damage to the surrounding structures, including the bone that supports the teeth.

The surgery involves the following steps:

Dental pocket reduction surgery is typically performed in cases where non-surgical treatments, such as regular dental cleanings and scaling, have not effectively addressed advanced gum disease. It is important to note that while this surgery can help improve the condition and prevent further progression of gum disease, ongoing oral hygiene and maintenance are crucial to maintaining the results.

Gum Depth Correction

Why Might I Need Pocket Reduction Surgery?

Dental pocket reduction surgery, or periodontal pocket reduction, is a procedure suggested by dental professionals to treat advanced gum disease and enhance oral health.

Treatment of Gum Disease

Dental pocket reduction surgery is commonly recommended for individuals with advanced gum disease, known as periodontitis. This procedure helps remove the pockets that form between the gums and teeth due to bacterial infection, preventing further progression of the disease and promoting gum tissue healing.

Halting Bone Loss

Gum disease can lead to bone loss around the teeth, which compromises their stability. Pocket reduction surgery helps to eliminate the bacteria and infected tissue that contribute to bone loss, thereby preserving the supporting bone structure and preventing tooth loss.

Improved Oral Hygiene

Deep gum pockets can be difficult to clean effectively with regular brushing and flossing. By reducing the depth of these pockets through surgery, it becomes easier to maintain proper oral hygiene and prevent the accumulation of plaque and bacteria that contribute to gum disease.

Reduced Tooth Sensitivity

Gum recession and pocket formation can expose the sensitive tooth roots, leading to discomfort and increased tooth sensitivity, especially to hot and cold temperatures. Pocket reduction surgery can cover and protect these exposed roots, reducing sensitivity.

Enhanced Aesthetic Appearance

Advanced gum disease can cause gums to recede, making teeth appear longer and less aesthetically pleasing. Dental pocket reduction surgery can help restore a more natural and attractive gumline, improving the overall appearance of the smile.

Prevention of Systemic Health Issues

There’s a growing body of evidence linking gum disease to systemic health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory problems. By effectively treating gum disease through procedures like pocket reduction surgery, you may also contribute to better overall health and well-being.

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Gum Recession Treatment

Process of Pocket Reduction Surgery

Pocket reduction surgery, also known as periodontal flap surgery or osseous surgery, is a dental procedure aimed at treating advanced gum disease (periodontitis) by reducing the depth of periodontal pockets and restoring the health of the gums and supporting structures around the teeth.


Initial Assessment and Diagnosis

The process begins with a thorough examination of your oral health. Your dentist or periodontist will assess the severity of your gum disease through clinical evaluation, X-rays, and possibly other diagnostic tests. They will determine if pocket reduction surgery is the appropriate treatment for your condition.


Preoperative Preparation

Before the surgery, your dentist or periodontist will discuss the procedure with you, explain its benefits and risks, and answer any questions you may have. You’ll receive instructions on how to prepare for the surgery, which may include adjusting medications, fasting if necessary, and maintaining good oral hygiene.



On the day of the surgery, you’ll receive local anesthesia to numb the surgical area. This ensures that you won’t feel any pain during the procedure.


Flap Creation

The dentist or periodontist will create a small incision in the gum tissue near the affected tooth or teeth. This incision allows them to lift the gum tissue away from the teeth and gain access to the underlying root surfaces and bone.


Cleaning and Scaling

Once the flap is lifted, the dentist will thoroughly clean the root surfaces of the teeth to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria that have accumulated in the pockets. This process, known as scaling and root planing, helps to eliminate the sources of infection.


Reshaping and Bone Correction (if necessary)

In some cases, the underlying bone may have been damaged by the gum disease. If needed, the dentist may reshape the bone through techniques such as bone grafting or bone recontouring to encourage proper healing and tissue attachment.


Flap Closure

After the cleaning and any necessary corrections, the gum flap is repositioned and sutured back in place. Proper positioning of the gum tissue helps reduce the depth of the pockets and promotes healing.


Postoperative Care and Follow-Up

You’ll receive postoperative instructions on how to care for your gums as they heal. This may include guidelines on oral hygiene practices, dietary restrictions, and avoiding activities that could disrupt the healing process. Your dentist or periodontist will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.

Rediscover Confidence & Oral Health!

Are you tired of dealing with gum disease and its impact on your smile? Imagine a life free from the discomfort and embarrassment caused by periodontal pockets. Pocket Reduction Surgery is your pathway to a healthier mouth and a more confident you.
Pocket Reduction Surgery treatment FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Discover essential information about Pocket Reduction Surgery treatment through our comprehensive FAQs. Learn about the procedure, recovery, benefits, and why Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics in Chaska, MN, is the trusted choice for specialized periodontal care.
Pocket Reduction Surgery, also known as flap surgery or osseous surgery, is a common periodontal procedure designed to treat advanced gum disease (periodontitis). During the surgery, our skilled periodontist in Chaska, MN, gently folds back the gum tissue, removes bacteria and tartar from deep periodontal pockets, and then secures the tissue back in place to promote gum reattachment and reduce pocket depth.
Pocket Reduction Surgery becomes necessary when gum disease has progressed to a severe stage, leading to deep periodontal pockets that cannot be effectively cleaned with regular dental cleaning methods. These deep pockets allow bacteria to thrive, leading to bone and tissue loss. The surgery aims to halt disease progression and create a healthier environment for the gums to reattach to the teeth.
The duration of Pocket Reduction Surgery varies depending on the number of teeth and the severity of the gum disease. Generally, the procedure can take one to three hours. Our experienced periodontist at Foundations: Perio Sleep Aesthetics will thoroughly assess your condition and provide an estimated treatment time during your consultation.
Pocket Reduction Surgery is performed under local anesthesia, ensuring that you remain comfortable and pain-free during the procedure. Our dental team will also provide post-operative care instructions and pain management techniques to minimize any discomfort during the healing process.
After Pocket Reduction Surgery, you may experience some mild discomfort, swelling, or sensitivity in the treated area. Our periodontist will provide you with specific aftercare instructions to promote healing and reduce any potential discomfort. It is essential to follow these instructions to ensure a successful recovery.
During the initial healing period, it is recommended to stick to soft and easily chewable foods. Avoiding hot, spicy, or hard foods can help protect the surgical site and prevent unnecessary irritation. Our dental team will provide you with dietary guidelines and gradually reintroduce regular foods as your gums heal.
The full recovery period may vary based on individual healing rates and the extent of the surgery. Generally, it takes several weeks to a few months to achieve complete healing. Our periodontist will schedule follow-up visits to monitor your progress and provide ongoing support throughout the healing process.
Most patients can resume their regular activities within a day or two after Pocket Reduction Surgery. However, it is advisable to avoid strenuous physical activities for the first few days and follow your periodontist’s recommendations for rest and recovery.
Yes, Pocket Reduction Surgery can be combined with other periodontal or dental treatments, such as bone grafting or dental implants, to achieve comprehensive and tailored oral health care. Our experienced periodontist will develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.
Pocket Reduction Surgery offers several benefits, including reduced pocket depths, improved gum health, and stabilized teeth. By treating gum disease and promoting gum reattachment, the surgery helps prevent further bone and tissue loss, preserving your natural teeth and supporting overall oral health.

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Meet The Team

We have a team of experienced, board-certified estheticians and periodontists near you, trained in the latest techniques for the health and beauty of your smile.

Dr. Lauren Hubbard

Lauren Hubbard


Dr. Lauren Hubbard was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. As an avid Hawkeye fan from an early age, she was determined to become a Hawkeye herself and graduated with high honors from The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology and went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the The University of Iowa College of Dentistry graduating with highest distinction.
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Dr. Fatima Tiwana

Fatima Tiwana

Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Fatima Tiwana is a Dental School Gold Medalist. She Practiced general dentistry for 7 years before attending the Periodontics Graduate Program at the University of Detroit Mercy and completing her Certificate in Periodontics and Master of Science degree. Dr. Tiwana has practiced as a periodontist for over 8 years and is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology.
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What our customers say

Paula stacke

September 21, 2023
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September 14, 2023
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April 26, 2023
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