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Dr. Benjamin Woo & Associates

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Pocket reduction surgery

Pocket Reduction Surgery - Newmarket dentists by Woo Dental

Gum disease results from bacteria accumulating in the gums. Bacteria can create deeper pockets in the gums, which, if not treated, can lead to tooth extraction. The dentist in Newmarket conducts pocket reduction surgery to save your tooth and eliminates the gum pockets effectively. 

If you have severe gum disease, he may recommend pocket reduction surgery which will take 2 hours.  These are the steps during the surgery :

  1. First, the dentist will give the patient anesthesia to avoid pain in the gums.
  2. Next, the dentist will create a cut in the gumline, pull it away to remove the bacteria in the area. 
  3. The dentist checks the bone to see if it is damaged. Bone grafting is an option in case the damage is severe. 
  4. Finally, the dentist will stitch the gums together and apply a dressing to stop the bleeding. 


After the pocket reduction surgery, the Newmarket dentist will provide the patient with recommendations and post-dental care instructions. To speed up recovery, follow these tips:

  • Eat soft foods during the recovery period. 
  • As much as possible, avoid strenuous activities after surgery. 
  • Use salt water to rinse your mouth. 
  • Apply an ice pack in the mouth  to minimize swelling


Why wait? Get the smile you’ve always wanted.

If you suffer from gum disease, a Newmarket dentist can help!. Call today to learn more about this procedure and how it can change your life forever.

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