Closed curettage is performed without the incision of the gum and is meant to clean periodontal pockets and remove calculus buildup from the root’s surface. The procedure is suitable for periodontitis of mild and medium severity with the periodontal pockets no deeper than 5mm.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia using both ultrasound and regular tools. After 3-4 months, your dentist will measure the depth of your periodontal pockets again. They will either decrease in size or disappear completely.
If periodontal pockets are deeper than 5mm, an open (surgical) curettage is performed using Emdogane and/or substitute materials to restore the integrity of bone and ligaments.
To make the healing process more comfortable for you, we strongly suggest you follow these recommendations:
After 3 to 6 months (as indicated by your dentist), it is necessary to conduct a re-examination to confirm the effectiveness of the treatment or to determine whether any additional procedures are required.