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Pocket Reduction Surgery

At Brookdale Dentistry

In Yonge St, Ontario

Pocket Reduction Surgery: Restoring Healthy Gums
at Brookdale Dentistry, Yonge St, Ontario

Understanding Pocket Reduction Surgery

Our dedication to providing first-rate dental care extends to offering cutting-edge periodontal treatments, such as pocket reduction surgery, at Brookdale Dentistry in Yonge St., Ontario. Pocket reduction surgery, osseous surgery or flap surgery, is a very efficient method to treat advanced gum disease and restore healthy gum tissue.

Periodontal disease is a bacterial illness that affects the gums and tooth-supporting tissues. Periodontal pockets, which develop between the gums and teeth and contain bacteria that further harm the gums and bone, might develop as a result of untreated gum disease.

In order to treat moderate to severe gum disease and lessen the depth of these pockets, pocket reduction surgery is a surgical procedure. Our skilled periodontist thoroughly cleans the area, eliminates bacteria, and removes diseased tissue throughout the treatment before repositioning the gums tightly around the teeth. This improves the environment for healing, stops new infections from spreading, and encourages the regeneration of healthy gum tissue.


Indications for Pocket Reduction Surgery

The following situations may warrant recommending pocket reduction surgery:

Deep Periodontal Pockets

Conventional non-surgical procedures might not be sufficient to successfully eliminate bacteria and restore gum health when gum pockets are deep, measuring more than 5mm.

Bone Loss

Pocket reduction surgery is necessary to stop future bone degeneration if severe gum disease significantly reduces the amount of bone around the teeth.

Gum Recession

Gum recession exposes your tooth roots, making them more susceptible to decay and discomfort. Gum recession is treatable with pocket reduction surgery, which also protects the roots.

Persistent Gum Infections

To completely clean the damaged areas and get rid of the infection, pocket reduction surgery could be necessary when gum disease is resistant to traditional therapies.

The Pocket Reduction Surgery Procedure

Comprehensive Examination

To assess the severity of gum disease and the requirement for pocket reduction surgery, our dental experts at Brookdale Dentistry do a thorough evaluation that includes X-rays and periodontal exams.


We will give you local anesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort throughout the surgery.

Flap Creation

To gain access to the problematic area, our qualified periodontists make incisions in the gum tissue to produce a flap.

Cleaning and Debridement

Our experienced dental team carefully cleans and debrides the exposed tooth roots, gum pockets, and underlying bone to eliminate bacteria and infected tissue during the pocket reduction surgery.

Bone Reshaping (if needed)

Our dental staff may modify the bone to improve healing if severe gum disease causes bone loss.

Gum Repositioning

To lessen the depth of the pockets and encourage good gum attachment, the gum flap is then adjusted and tightly sutured around the teeth.

Post-Operative Care

Our periodontists give post-operative guidance on controlling pain, taking care of your teeth, and recuperating comfortably.

Follow-Up Visits

Our dental team schedules follow-up visits for patients to actively monitor the healing progress and ensure the successful recovery of the surgical site after pocket reduction surgery.


Benefits of Pocket Reduction Surgery

Halting Disease Progression

Effective pocket reduction surgery eliminates bacteria and diseased tissue to halt the progression of periodontal disease.

Regenerating Gum Tissue

The treatment promotes the growth of healthy gum tissue, re-establishing a solid and secure adhesion to the teeth.

Reducing Tooth Sensitivity

Teeth become less sensitive to hot or cold stimuli as the gums reattach to the teeth, covering any exposed tooth roots.

Preventing Tooth Loss

Pocket reduction surgery lessens pocket depth and treats gum disease to help stop tooth loss by periodontal disease.

Why Choose Brookdale Dentistry

Expert Dental Professionals

The competent periodontists who work in our dental practice have a lot of experience doing pocket reduction surgery.

Patient-centred Approach

At Brookdale Dentistry, we place a high priority on the comfort and satisfaction of our patients. We treat all of our patients with compassion and assistance.

Cutting-Edge Facilities

Our dental office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and modern amenities to deliver the highest standard of care.

Comprehensive Dental Services

We provide a broad range of dental services, including pocket reduction surgery, to ensure that all facets of our patient’s oral health are taken care of.

Pocket Reduction Surgery in Ontario Restoring Healthy Gums with Pocket Reduction Surgery


We are committed to offering superior periodontal care, restoring healthy gums, and increasing general oral health at Brookdale Dentistry on Yonge Street in Ontario. Make an appointment with our skilled dental team for a consultation if you’re worried about gum disease or need advanced periodontal treatment to discuss the advantages of pocket reduction surgery.


How do I know if I need pocket reduction surgery?

If you have deep periodontal pockets (pockets measuring more than 5 mm), considerable bone loss around the teeth due to gum disease, gum recession, or chronic gum infections resistant to traditional therapies, pocket reduction surgery may be necessary.

During the treatment, local anesthetic ensures your comfort, and any post-operative discomfort is treatable with painkillers and appropriate post-operative care.

You can feel a little uncomfortable and swollen while recovering. To guarantee proper healing, it is essential to adhere to your dental team’s post-operative instructions.

Each patient’s recovery process differs. However, most people are able to return to their regular activities in a matter of days. Usually, it takes a few weeks for a full recovery.

Adults with advanced gum disease are more frequently candidates for pocket reduction surgery. Pediatric patients may undergo alternative therapies depending on their particular oral health demands.

Simply get in touch with our helpful staff to book an appointment for a pocket reduction surgery consultation at Brookdale Dentistry, Yonge St, Ontario.