TITLE

pocket reduction

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1701
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "pocket reduction" is presented. It refers to a surgical procedure to eliminate deep periodontal spaces that have formed around teeth. The periodontist removes the infected gum surrounding the tooth, surgically. He smoothes the uneven dental surfaces and removes the tartar before suturing healthy gum back onto the affected tooth. Periodontal pockets are colonized and/or infected by numerous disease-causing bacteria.
ACCESSION #
21241377

 

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