The normal depth of gingival sulcus is 2mm.Periodontal pocket
occurs in case of chronic gum inflammation
. In case of periodontal pockets, there is loss of bone and ligament and the sulcus gets deepened. So you require pocket reduction surgery for this. Pocket reduction surgery is done to reduce the depth of the periodontal pockets and to allow less of plaque
and calculus deposits and greater access for hygiene. Pocket reduction surgery reduces the bacterial spread, stops the bone loss and enhances the smile of the patient. If the surgery is not performed, then more destruction of gums can take place and the tooth may eventually become loose and fall. Get the surgery asap to avoid any complication. The surgery will be performed under local anesthesia
or general anesthesia. The gums are pulled back from the teeth and bacteria and calculus will be eliminated. There will be significant reduction in periodontal pocket depth after the surgery and the condition of gums and teeth will improve significantly. Till the time you get surgery for pocket reduction done, maintain a good oral hygiene
and brush and floss regularly.