Overland Park Pocket Reduction Surgery

Periodontal diseases generally start between the teeth and can create a rough bone surface. When this happens, the gum cannot follow the bone shape where its uneven, resulting in persistently deep pockets. Pocket reduction is a process that will smooth the bone to create a shape that is favorable for the gums to rest on. After the procedure, plan on at least one postoperative visit to check healing and remove sutures.

How Long Does Pocket Reduction Surgery Take To Heal?

Following pocket reduction surgery, a healing period of 8 weeks is required to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment. At this re-evaluation appointment, the pockets will be remeasured and an appropriate maintenance program will be prescribed to help keep your periodontal health stable.

Preoperative and Postoperative Care

No special preoperative care is required before this procedure in most cases. Following pocket reduction surgery, we will provide written and verbal home care instructions including dietary modifications to help ensure that you heal quickly and uneventfully.