Moderate periodontal disease affects most people at some time in their lives. Many adults suffer from some bone loss, and between 40-50% have bleeding gums. If you've ever been told that you have a dental pocket, periodontal pocket, or "pocketing" you have experienced this.
Treatment requirements vary depending on the severity or depth of the periodontal pocket or pockets you have. Only your dentist can determine your specific treatment needs.
It is not uncommon for people who have been treated for periodontal disease to have some periodontal pockets remaining. The biggest problem this creates is in daily cleaning. Traditional methods, such as brushing, flossing, and rinsing, are limited as to how far they can reach into a periodontal pocket.
To improve your cleaning of periodontal pockets, use a Waterpik® Water Flosser with a tip called the Pik Pocket® subgingival tip. This tip is easy to use and gently cleans up to 90% of the depth of a 6mm periodontal pocket. It is designed for gentle, low-pressure delivery of therapeutic rinses below the gumline.