<<< back to article list

Treatment for Deep Gum Pockets - North Vancouver Dentist


Blog by Dr. Gilbert Lee | August 28th, 2013


RB a 54 patient of Dr. Lee's had a deep gum pocket ( AKA a periodontal defect) on his upper left molar. The pocketing was an unhealthy 8 millimetres deep when it should have been 3 mm in depth when measuring from the ligament attachment to the side of the tooth. Dr. Lee had performed a gum surgery and a bone augmentation was done with new technology and now 9 months later the gum has healed in beautifully. The healthy gum pocket reading is now 3 mm which has given Mr. B an incredible 5 millimetres of regenerated bone!