How is flap surgery/pocket reduction surgery done to treat gum disease?
During this procedure, your gums are lifted back and the tarter is removed. In some cases, irregular surfaces of the damaged bone are smoothed to limit areas where disease-causing bacteria can hide. The gums are then placed so that the tissue fits snugly around the tooth. This method reduces the size of the space between the gum and tooth. That, in turn, curbs areas where harmful bacteria can grow.
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