Do you know that you need to see a periodontist, but are putting it off? If your teeth and gums are in need of the attention and services of a great periodontist, you will want to make an appointment to see Michael L Bolden, DDS. Dr. Bolden is a highly-trained periodontist will be able to analyze the needs of your teeth and gums, and provide you with Brooklyn Heights pocket reduction surgery, if necessary.
Our practice, located in the Clinton Hill section, is limited to periodontics and implant dentistry. Our dentist employs the most modern, state-of-the-art periodontal and implant techniques so that his patients can enjoy successful results. Dr. Bolden performs surgical and non-surgical techniques to help save teeth, and to restore gums to good health. Sometimes, the best solution to helping gums become healthy again is to perform Brooklyn Heights pocket reduction surgery.
Brooklyn Heights pocket reduction surgery encompasses different procedures including a gingivectomy, osseous surgery, and flap surgery. These surgeries all have the same goal of gaining access to the roots of the teeth so that bacteria and tartar can be removed. They are done with the aid or a local anesthetic. The bacteria found in plaque works to produce acids that can harm the tooth’s surface, and cause periodontal disease to occur. Periodontal infection causes an inflammatory response in the body that actually destroys bone and gum tissues once they reach below the gum line. If nothing is done about this condition, bone loss will eventually occur to the point that it will cause teeth to loosen and fall out. Pocket reduction surgery works to correct this development, and reduces the size of the pockets that hold bacteria. During flap surgery, the gums are actually lifted back and the tartar is removed. Sometimes, the irregular surfaces of the bone are smoothed to limit the areas where bacteria can take hold. Gums are then placed snugly around the tooth, limiting the size of pockets. If you want to meet with Dr. Bolden to see what needs to be done to restore your gums to good health, make an appointment today with our office. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our practice family.