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.
If you have periodontal disease
(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.
They can cause tissue, bone, and tooth loss.
Periodontal Pocket Cleaning
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 keep your teeth and gums healthy you should use a Waterpik® Water Flosser throughout your entire mouth
with the Classic Jet Tip, Plaque Seeker Tip, or the Orthodontic Tip. Using the Waterpik® Water Flosser
with these tips removes up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas.
To aid in keeping periodontal pockets healthy use the Pik Pocket™ Tip with a therapeutic mouth rinse in
addition to the Classic Jet Tip, Plaque Seeker Tip, or Orthodontic Tip. The following section provides
additional details and guidance on treating periodontal pockets using the Pik Pocket™ Tip.
Periodontal Pocket Treatment
Treatment for periodontal pockets varies depending on the severity or depth of the pocket or pockets you
Only your dentist or periodontist can determine the best treatment for your needs. Options include
periodontal pocket reduction procedures and regenerative procedures for building bone and gum tissue. In
these procedures, bacteria is removed and the depth of the pocket is reduced surgically to eliminate
areas where bacteria can grow. This helps the tissue re-attach to healthy bone.
About Therapeutic Mouth Rinses
Dental professionals often prescribe therapeutic mouth rinses as a non-surgical way to help treat gum
disease and periodontal pockets. These prescription-only solutions typically contain the antimicrobial
drug chlorhexidine gluconate (CHX) from brands such as Peridex™ and Periogard.®
Effective & Gentle Treatment At Home
For effective at-home care and to help heal periodontal pockets, many dental professionals recommend
using a Waterpik® Water Flosser, such as the Aquarius Water Flosser, equipped with the Pik Pocket™ Tip,
to deliver therapeutic mouth rinses deep into periodontal pockets.
The Pik Pocket™ Tip features a soft rubber tip designed for low-pressure delivery of therapeutic rinses.
It gently accesses up to 90% of the depth of a 6mm pocket.
To use the Pik Pocket™ Tip:
Add therapeutic mouth rinse and water to the water flosser reservoir as instructed by
your dental professional.
With the water flosser OFF, set the pressure to the lowest setting.
Place the soft tip against the tooth at a 45-degree angle and gently place the tip under
the gumline, into the pocket.
Turn on power to irrigate the pocket.
The Pik Pocket™ Tip in action
Clinical research shows that Waterpik® Water Flossing with
0.06% CHX and Pik Pocket™ Tip twice a day can significantly improve periodontal health status.