Barbara Vondergoltz Flesch, DDS cares about your gum health. To ensure your gums remain as healthy as possible, we provide periodontal pocket monitoring in Houston, Texas. To schedule an appointment with our dentist, or to learn more about how this treatment can benefit you, please contact our office at 713-789-7913.

Your gum tissue does not attach directly to your teeth. There is a pocket between each tooth that is attached to the roots of your teeth through ligaments. Our team will monitor the depth of your pocket one to two times a year with a periodontal probe. If you have gum disease, our dentist may recommend coming in for regular checkups throughout the year.

Measuring your periodontal pocket should not hurt or cause damage to your gums. Each pocket should have a depth of 1-3 millimeters, which is considered to be a healthy pocket. If the pocket is deeper than 3 millimeters, it is an unhealthy pocket. Depending on how many pockets are deeper than 3 millimeters, our dentist may want to discuss gum disease treatments with you.

Periodontal pocket monitoring helps our dentist to keep track of the health of your gums. With this procedure, we can record the improvement of your gums, or track gum disease. Pocket monitoring can help us prevent the loss of bone and gum tissue.

Monitoring the pockets around your teeth can help us to spot gum disease early and prevent it from getting worse. Schedule your appointment with our dentist today to keep your gums healthy and happy! We look forward to taking care of your gums!