Pocket irrigation is a technique for removing food debris and bacteria from the gumline by using a controlled spray of pressurized water. The treatment is often used in conjunction with other treatments, particularly for gum disease and other periodontal issues. Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental uses pocket irrigation on a regular basis to provide patients with cleaner smiles and healthier gums.
How Does Pocket Irrigation Work?
Dental irrigation is done with a small, handheld tool known as a pocket irrigator. Like a high-pressure shower head, a pocket irrigator sprays a potent beam of water that is strong enough to wash away plaque and food residue, but safe enough that it is unlikely to damage a patient’s gums or teeth.
In most cases, dental irrigation procedures are used as part of a larger treatment plan, such as in deep cleanings or pocket reduction surgery. When a patient comes in for an irrigation treatment, Dr. Bostani will use the pocket irrigator to clean in between the patient’s teeth and gums—or in dental terms, periodontal pockets.
What Are the Benefits of Pocket Irrigation?
Pocket irrigation, sometimes referred to as gum irrigation, can also be done at home with a water jet, a device not unlike the aforementioned pocket irrigator. The process is similar to flossing, though probably should not replace it.
Whether the treatment is performed at home or by a dentist (or both), patients can expect a much cleaner mouth. A lack of plaque and food debris is also conducive to healthier soft tissues and reduced pocket depth, both of which make for a much healthier smile.
Learn More about Pocket Irrigation
Patients interested in learning more about teeth irrigation, or any dental matter, are more than welcome to contact our office via the contact page or by calling the number above. Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental is well known for patient satisfaction and the care the clinic puts into every visit. Please do not hesitate to contact our office for all of your dental needs