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Permanent cure for gum pocket development in lower jaw?

I have undergone flapsurgery twice. Even then gum pocket develops in the lower jaw - left side on wisdom tooth +8 What is the remedy. The wisdom tooth is intact and straight. At times Ihe lower jaw itches much and when approached to doctor they prescribe Flexon for pain relief and gum paints. I want to get permament remedy.
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello and thank you for your question.
Sometimes wisdom teeth can have periodontal defects. These defects are breeding grounds for bacteria and a place for debris to get stuck causing chronic inflammation and risk of attachment loss. Sometimes the wisdom teeth need to be extracted to prevent the progression of the disease from moving anteriorly in your mouth. Ways that you can help with the reduction of pockets: see your dentist/periodontist on a regular basis usually every three months. brush 3 times a day, floss 2 times a day and use listerine 1 time a day.

Best wishes and good health

Dr. Ward
Answered: Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Welcome to HCM
Your problem seems to associated with wisdom teeth.Its due to food accumulation in third molar region because its difficult to maintain good oral hygiene in that area.
I would suggest you to get third molar extracted because it doesn't help in mastication.
Also go for scaling every 6 months.
Do regular brushing & flossing twice a day.Also do mouthwash once daily.

Take care
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Preet Kaur's  Response
Hi there...
thanx for the query
any pain with the third molar or in the third molar area get do it removed
..Third molars solve no purpose in the oral cavity.niether they help in chewing nor they are visible in your smile. as long as these wisdom teeth do not trouble you its good...but once they are troublesome get them extracted.
yes for pockets one need to visit dentist evry six monthly for a thorough gum and teeth cleaning.
warm saline rinses (half cup luke warm water +half tbs salt into it )twice everyday after brushing use like a mouth wash.
Answered: Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Chaithanyaa Nemaly's  Response
Hi goes the dictim..any pain with the third molar or in the third molar area get it other treatment would replace it....Third molars are the vestigial teeth in the oral long as these wisdom teeth do not trouble you its good...but once it does, get it removed... It does not matter how firm the tooth is or how much angulated it is...Dont try retaining would be problem any day....
Pocket is a pathological deepening of the gum space you see around the tooth....each time you get it corrected you would again end up with some problem in that area...I advice you to get it removed...if there would have been a pocket in any other area of you mouth then i would have advised you to go with flap surgery with bone grafting...since it is the third molar i have advised you, for its removal...
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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