Dr. Scott Snyder and Dr. Steven Snyder in Byron Center MI Dentist 49315
Pocket Depth Reduction

Tooth 1
Normal, healthy gums have small pockets around each tooth. The bacteria and infection associated with periodontitis causes these pockets to become deeper, trapping more bacteria and causing more infection. When the pockets become too deep for scaling and root planing, a Pocket Depth Reduction procedure is often a solution.

During a Pocket Depth Reduction procedure, we will gently fold back the gum and remove the disease-causing bacteria and infection.
Tooth 2

Tooth 3
We will then smooth the root surfaces and, if necessary, reshape the gum and bone.

This will allow the gums to form smaller, healthier pockets.
Tooth 4