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What Is Pocket Irrigation Treatment?

Posted on 4/15/2024 by Weo Admin
A 3d rendering of plaque and removal toolsPocket irrigation treatment is a pivotal aspect of maintaining oral health. This technique targets the health of your gums, explicitly addressing the pockets that form between your gums and teeth. If left untreated, these pockets can harbor harmful bacteria, leading to gum disease.

What Is Pocket Irrigation Treatment?

Pocket irrigation treatment involves using a specialized device to flush out debris, bacteria, and plaque from the periodontal pockets. These pockets are spaces that form between the gums and teeth because of gum disease. The treatment thoroughly cleans these pockets, promoting gum health and preventing further deterioration.

The Procedure

During pocket irrigation treatment, a dentist or dental hygienist uses a handheld device that emits a controlled stream of water. This water jet is directed into the pockets around the teeth, effectively dislodging and removing bacteria and debris that traditional brushing and flossing might miss. The process is quick and painless. After cleaning your teeth, your dentist will apply an antibacterial agent to kill any remaining bacteria to prevent future infections.

Who Qualifies for Pocket Irrigation Treatment

While anyone can benefit from good oral hygiene, pocket irrigation might be beneficial for some people. If you have braces or tricky-to-reach teeth that make flossing challenging, your dentist might recommend pocket irrigation as an alternative. Additionally, smokers, those with a family history of gum disease, or individuals taking specific medications might find pocket irrigation especially beneficial in maintaining healthy gums.

Benefits of Pocket Irrigation Treatment

Pocket irrigation helps keep your mouth healthy in several ways. It cleans between your teeth, removing plaque and food particles to keep your gums in good shape. It also fights bad breath by removing old food bits and cleaning areas that are hard to reach. Its gentle design cleans below the gumline without hurting your gums. Adding germ-killing substances makes it even more effective at fighting harmful bacteria. Pocket irrigation is a simple yet powerful way to keep your mouth clean and healthy.

Removing bacteria is crucial in maintaining a healthy gum. If you are concerned about gum disease or looking to enhance your oral hygiene routine, speak to our dentist today.

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