Non-surgical periodontal therapy

Transforming Periodontal Care with Pocket-X® Gel

Dr. Florian Rathe, PhD · Germany
 · July 09, 2024

“I use Pocket-X® Gel in periodontal therapy and supportive care because the combination of subgingival instrumentation and Pocket-X® Gel can lead to significantly greater reductions in probing depth than after subgingival instrumentation alone.”

Non-surgical periodontal therapy has made significant strides in treating periodontal disease. The use of Pocket-X® Gel shows promise in periodontal treatment, as shown effectively in two clinical cases.


Case 1 - Remarkable Reduction in Periodontal Pocket Depth

Clinical Situation

A patient presented with advanced periodontal disease characterized by deep periodontal pockets, bleeding and loss of attachment.

Treatment Protocol

The standard treatment involved subgingival debridement, targeting pockets with depths greater than 4 mm in four appointments. At the fourth appointment, Pocket-X® Gel was applied in some, but not all pockets following subgingival debridement.


Three months post-treatment, including a single application of Pocket-X® Gel, the patient showed significant improvement. Periodontal pocket depths were notably reduced, far exceeding the results expected from conventional therapy alone. This outcome underscores the efficacy of Pocket-X® Gel in enhancing non-surgical periodontal therapy, leading to substantial periodontal health improvement.

"The depth reduction in periodontal pockets treated with Pocket-X® Gel clearly exceeded our expectations, demonstrating its potential in non-surgical gum disease therapy."


Case 2 - Recovery from Severe Periodontitis and Restoration of Dental Structure

Clinical Situation

Another patient exhibited severe periodontitis, with a fissure at the crown 21, which should not be replaced as long as deep pockets were present at the abutment teeth 21 and 23. Additionally, tooth 11 was displaced buccally due to the pressure from severe palatal inflammation. The initial periodontal chart indicated deep pockets.

Treatment Protocol

Similar to Case 1, the standard treatment included extensive subgingival debridement, focusing on areas where pocket depths exceeded 4 mm.


Following four appointments of systematic periodontal therapy and the application of Pocket-X® Gel at the final appointment, the patient showed remarkable recovery. The inflammation had completely subsided, and tooth 11 spontaneously retroclined to its proper position. This transformation highlights the gel's ability to facilitate significant periodontal healing and attachment level improvement without surgical intervention.

"The complete resolution of inflammation and spontaneous correction of tooth displacement post-treatment with Pocket-X® Gel is a testament to its powerful healing capabilities."

Role of Dental Hygienists

Another advantage of Pocket-X® Gel is that it can also be applied by dental hygienists, making it a versatile tool in periodontal care. This allows for a broader range of professionals to provide advanced non-surgical treatment options to patients.


These clinical cases illustrate the transformative impact of Pocket-X® Gel in periodontal regeneration healing. By integrating this gel into non-surgical periodontal therapy, dental professionals can achieve remarkable improvements in periodontal health and potentially avoid surgical interventions. Pocket-X® Gel stands as a promising advancement in the realm of periodontal disease treatment, offering a minimally invasive yet highly effective solution for managing advanced periodontal disease.

As we continue to explore the capabilities of Pocket-X® Gel, its success stories like these that encourage dental professionals to consider its integration into their practice, paving the way for improved patient outcomes and enhanced periodontal care.

About the author

Dr. Florian Rathe, PhD | Germany

Specialist in Periodontology and Implantology,
Practice Schlee & Rathe Forchheim,
Lecturer and Researcher at Danube Private University Krems, Austria