Laser Pocket Reduction

Laser Pocket Reduction

Our team uses soft tissue lasers for laser pocket reduction treatment. This treatment helps reduce tissue pockets in the gums caused by periodontal disease. Learn more about this procedure below or call our dental office in Austell, GA, at (770) 941-5111 to schedule an appointment with our dentist.

Pocket reduction, sometimes referred to as gingivectomy or flap surgery, is a procedure designed to eliminate harmful bacteria and reduce inflammation in your gums and teeth. This reduces bacterial spread and halts bone loss as well as facilitating more effective home care. Our dentist and team use a soft tissue laser to perform this treatment to ensure a more comfortable experience as well as a more precise and effective treatment process.

Our dentist will begin your pocket reduction surgery by administering anesthetic to ensure your comfort. We will then gently pull your gums back and remove bacteria and calculus using the laser. We will also administer antibiotics to kill any remaining bacteria and encourage your gums to heal after they are placed back into position.

You may find that you experience an increase in gum and tooth sensitivity after your pocket reduction treatment. This should subside shortly. You can expect to see an improvement in the health of your gums and teeth within a few weeks.

If you have any questions about laser pocket reduction, and if you want to schedule a consultation with our dentist and team, please contact our office today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a sinus lift and implant be done at the same time?

Depending on your oral health and severity of your procedure, a dental implant might be able to be placed at the same time as a sinus augmentation. Sinus lift surgery has proven to increase your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come.

When you visit for your initial consultation, Dr. William will be able to better understand your condition and determine whether or not these two procedures can be done during one appointment.

Can I whiten my porcelain crowns?

Crowns are unaffected by whitening procedures. This means they won’t be harmed, but they also won’t change color.

If you want your teeth whitened, we recommend you undergo a whitening treatment before your crown is color-matched to your teeth.

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