If you have periodontitis, you may also experience periodontal pockets. Pocketing can occur if your gums break down and separate from the teeth. The pockets result in deep spaces that allow bacteria to multiply.
Cleaning periodontal pockets can be a challenge using traditional methods. Brushing, flossing with dental floss, and rinsing are limited to how deep they can reach into a pocket.
To improve periodontal pocket cleaning, use a Waterpik® Water Flosser with the Pik PocketTM Tip. It features a soft rubber tip designed for low-pressure delivery of therapeutic rinses. It is easy to use and gently accesses up to 90% of the depth of a 6mm pocket.
Treatment for periodontal pockets varies depending on the severity or depth of the pocket or pockets you have. Only your dentist or periodontist can determine the best treatment for your needs.
Any type of periodontal disease treatment requires good daily care at home. The Waterpik® Water Flosser is clinically proven to remove plaque and improve gum health.