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Company Name | Osseous Surgery in Richland

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Jeff H. Cumberland, D.M.D.
Lynsey Cumberland, D.M.D.

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

161 Scarbrough Street
Richland, MS 39218
(601) 939-1845

 

Osseous Surgery / Pocket Reduction
AGD Member
 

Sometimes the effects of periodontal disease create permanent changes in the tooth and gum structure that will cause issues in the future. Enlarged gum pockets between the tooth and the gum line are common after having advanced gum disease. Sometimes these gaps are cosmetic in nature, and affect the appearance of the gums. More commonly, the gaps put the teeth at future risk for tooth and gum disease, as they are just one more place that plaque and bacteria can collect. Pocket reduction surgery is designed to thwart the after effects of periodontal disease and restore your mouth to a healthy state.

The goal of periodontal surgery to gain access to the tooth root and to clean the damaged areas. Once the dentist can visually see the damage, it can be removed completely. Removing the plaque and infected gum tissue leaves a pocket between the gum and the tooth. Sometimes the gum returns to its original position, but still the pocket is present. The pocket requires more frequent cleanings as the patient is unable to get to the depth of the pockets with regular brushing and flossing.  The goal is to reduce the periodontal pocket between the tooth and gum tissue so it can be cleaned with daily flossing and brushing.

 
 
 
Richland Dentist | Osseous Surgery. Jeff Cumberland is a Richland Dentist.