Periodontal disease is a degenerative disorder that, if left untreated, results in tooth loss, bone and gum tissue loss, and gum inflammation. In order to slow the spread of the disease, a number of efficient treatments and procedures are available, such as pocket irrigation.
To stop hazardous oral bacteria from colonizing certain areas of the mouth, pocket irrigation works to remove plaque from the interdental (between teeth) and subgingival (under the gumline) areas of the mouth. Additionally, antibacterials are delivered to the subgingival regions using this technique.
Oral irrigation, sometimes referred to as pocket irrigation, is a flexible dental procedure used for a variety of preventative measures. A modified oral irrigator can be used to do pocket irrigation at home or as part of a professional dental cleaning.
The following are the primary advantages of pocket irrigation:
Pocket irrigation is typically done in conjunction with other dental procedures like professional cleanings or surgery for pocket reduction.
With the use of specialized scaling and root planing tools, the tartar and subgingival plaque will be eliminated during a pocket reduction procedure. An oral irrigator can be used to apply an antibacterial agent after the pockets are clear of debris. The toxic oral bacteria that are still present in the pockets will be reduced as a result.
A pocket irrigator may be used during a thorough cleaning process to clean the pockets following scaling and root planing. Once more, an antibiotic agent may be used to aid in lowering subgingival oral microorganisms.
Using a water jet or water pick, pocket irrigation may be done at home as part of your daily dental hygiene practice. Although water flossing is less damaging to soft tissue than dental floss, it shouldn’t be used as a substitute for getting your teeth professionally cleaned.
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