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Kurt D James, DDS, PC | Osseous Surgery / Pocket Reduction in Troy

KURT D JAMES, DDS, PC

550 Edwardsville Rd. Troy, IL

618-667-3446

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY SMILES FOR YOUR WHOLE FAMILY

Looking for a dental professional that has genuine care for your family and utilizes the best technology? 

Dr. James and his staff are committed to giving you and your family a comforting dental experience. 

Whether you are looking for routine visits, cosmetic dentistry or other services, you'll find that at Kurt D James - conveniently located in Troy, IL.  

It might be stressful switching dentists or making an appointment after not visiting in awhile, we hope to put your nerves at ease. 

We offer a Dental Maintenance Plan for our patients that are not insured. Dr. James is committed to making your dental experience stress free.

You and your family will be in good hands here at Dr. James office.

Osseous Surgery / Pocket Reduction
 

Sometimes the effects of periodontal disease create permanent changes in the tooth and gum structure that will cause issues in the future. Enlarged gum pockets between the tooth and the gum line are common after having advanced gum disease. Sometimes these gaps are cosmetic in nature, and affect the appearance of the gums. More commonly, the gaps put the teeth at future risk for tooth and gum disease, as they are just one more place that plaque and bacteria can collect. Pocket reduction surgery is designed to thwart the after effects of periodontal disease and restore your mouth to a healthy state.

The goal of periodontal surgery to gain access to the tooth root and to clean the damaged areas. Once the dentist can visually see the damage, it can be removed completely. Removing the plaque and decayed gum tissue leaves a pocket between the gum and the tooth. Sometimes the gum returns to its original position, but still the pocket is present. The pocket requires more frequent cleanings as the patient is unable to get to the pockets with regular brushing and flossing. Once the swelling from the periodontal treatment has subsided, the dentist may need to suture the gum to where the bone has resorbed. The goal is to create a space large enough so it can be reached through daily oral hygiene, but small enough that it is not a breeding ground for plaque and bacteria.

 
 
 
Troy Dentist | Osseous Surgery / Pocket Reduction. Kurt James is a Troy Dentist.