Gentle Dentistry

Regenerative Procedures

Indications for Regenerative Procedures

Healthy bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around the root of your teeth. Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a bacterial infection that can destroy the soft tissues and bone that support the teeth. Periodontal disease is one of the major causes of tooth loss. Regenerative procedures can reverse some of the damage caused by periodontal disease, by regenerating lost bone and tissue supporting your teeth. Regenerative procedures restore health to the gums, bone and teeth.

What do Regenerative Procedures involve?

During the procedure, the gums are gently retracted and the disease-causing bacteria are removed. After removing the bacteria, membranes (filters), bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins may be used to promote your body to regenerate the destroyed bone and tissue.

Benefits of Regenerative Procedures

Regenerative procedures help eliminate existing bacteria and regenerate the lost bone and tissue to reduce the pocket depth and repair the damage caused by periodontal disease. With proper oral care and professional maintenance care you can retain your teeth and decrease the incidence of serious health problems associated with periodontal disease.

There are many regenerative dental procedures available to enhance support for your teeth and to restore healthy bone. Your periodontist will discuss the most appropriate procedure with you.