healthy gums have small pockets around each tooth. The bacteria and infection
associated with periodontitis causes these pockets to become deeper, trapping
more bacteria and causing more infection. When the pockets become too deep
for scaling and root planing, a Pocket Depth Reduction procedure is often a solution.
During a Pocket Depth
Reduction procedure, Dr. Herman gently folds back the gum and removes the disease-causing bacteria and infection.
Dr. Herman will then smooth the root surfaces and, if necessary, reshape the gum and
This will allow the gums
to form smaller, healthier pockets.