If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, you may have been told by your East Brunswick, New Jersey, area dentist at Modern Dental Studio that you may benefit from procedures such as pocket irrigation. Learn more about this gum disease treatment that can help bring the smile back to health after an official diagnosis.
What is pocket irrigation?
Pocket irrigation is a type of periodontal treatment that can help reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth. It works by using a stream of water to get rid of any bacteria or food particles that have become trapped in these pockets, reducing inflammation and helping to promote good oral health. Pocket irrigation can also be used as part of a regular dental hygiene routine to remove plaque buildup on teeth and gums. However, it is most beneficial in patients diagnosed with periodontal disease.
What can I expect from pocket irrigation?
Our dentist will discuss the pocket irrigation device best suited for your needs. Pocket irrigation is relatively safe, but some risks may be associated with it, such as possible damage to the gum tissue. Your dentists at Modern Dental Studio will talk to you about these risks and how to minimize them.
Pocket irrigation procedure
During the pocket irrigation procedure, Drs. Tripthi Shetty and Shivam Patel may use a small syringe or device inserted into the gum pockets around your teeth to flush out debris and bacteria below the gum line. You will likely feel some pressure as the water passes through these areas, but it should not be painful. After the procedure, your dental team will typically recommend additional treatment plans to help keep your mouth healthy in the long term.
Schedule an appointment to learn more about this treatment!
Our practice takes pride in providing personalized dental care for each patient. Our experienced dentists are dedicated to helping you maintain good oral health with comprehensive treatments such as pocket irrigation.
If you are interested in finding out if pocket irrigation is suitable for you, call (732) 402-8858 to request a visit.