If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, our dentist and team are here to help you manage your condition and keep your smile healthy. Depending on the severity of the condition, Dr. Michael Lemme may suggest pocket irrigation.
Also known as oral irritation, pocket irrigation removes plaque from between the teeth and below the gum line to prevent harmful bacteria from colonizing and worsening the condition or causing tooth decay. By removing harmful materials, pocket irrigation keeps gum pockets cleaner and shallower, reducing the risk of advanced periodontal disease. Pocket irrigation can also be used to deliver antibacterial medication below the gum line to keep the gums healthy.
We may also perform pocket irrigation if you are struggling with plaque buildup or halitosis that cannot be treated with brushing, flossing, or a traditional dental cleaning. In this case, pocket irrigation is combined with your regular dental checkup to provide your smile with a deeper clean.
Dr. Michael Lemme and our team are committed to keeping your smile as strong and healthy as possible. We encourage you to contact our office at 360-675-3334 if you have any questions regarding pocket irrigation in Oak Harbor, Washington, or if you need to see our dentist.