JOE FALLIN DDS Family Dental Center
4301 NW 63rd St., Suite 303
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

7405 NW 23rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73008
(405)848-2886 (405)787-5266
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Pocket Depth Reduction
Pocket Depth Reduction - Tooth 1
Normal, 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. Fallin gently folds back the gum and removes the disease-causing bacteria and infection.
Tooth 2

Tooth 3
Dr. Fallin will then smooth the root surfaces and, if necessary, reshape the gum and bone.

This will allow the gums to form smaller, healthier pockets.
Tooth 4