The bone and gum tissues should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck around your neck.
When you have periodontal disease this supporting tissue and bone is destroyed and pockets develop. Eventually, if too much bone is lost the teeth will need to be extracted.
We may recommend a regenerative procedure when the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed. These procedures can reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue.
During this procedure we fold back the gum tissue and remove the disease-causing bacteria. Membranes, bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins can be used to encourage your body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.
There are may options to enhance support for your teeth and to restore your bone to a healthy level. We will discuss the best options for you.
The benefits of this procedure are it eliminates existing bacteria and regenerating bone and tissue helps to reduce pocket depth and repair damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease. With a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional maintenance care you will increase the changes of keeping your natural teeth and decrease the chances of serious health problems associated with periodontal disease.