The indication for open curettage is moderate periodontitis and if the depth of the periodontal pocket reaches more than 5 mm in depth, also in the presence of bone pockets. It implies a more serious surgical intervention under the gums and is carried out under local anesthesia.
Open curettage stages:
1) Detailed and thorough diagnostics, examination by a periodontist. At this stage, the specialist determines the depth of the periodontal pocket, the degree of periodontitis, and draws up a competent further treatment plan.
2) Individual selection of local anesthetic based on the characteristics of the body and indications. Implementation of local anesthesia.
3) Surgical intervention: the doctor makes two small incisions in the gum and gently peels it off the tooth. This allows the periodontal pocket to be accessed and thoroughly cleaned.
4) Grinding and polishing the surface so that bacterial plaque does not form in the future, after which the gum is carefully sutured.