Guided Tissue Regeneration

When gum tissue and bone have been lost due to periodontal disease, urgent attention by a dental specialist is needed. When gum disease is present, the supporting tissue and bone are destroyed, creating pockets in between the teeth and gums. Eventually, if too much bone is lost, the tooth will likely need to be extracted. By repairing the damage caused by gum disease, this procedure will increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth by preventing further bone loss and regenerating lost bone and tissue.

What should you expect during a guided tissue generation procedure?

Prior to the procedure, you will be given a local anesthetic to minimize any pain and discomfort. During guided tissue regeneration, the gum pockets are thoroughly cleaned and a bio-absorbable membrane is inserted between the soft tissue and the pocket in the bone. The membrane is used to cover the gum pockets to prevent the rapid growth of soft tissue and allow slower growing bone tissue to regenerate. A biologic adhesive may be used to help the gum and bone attach to the root surface, and a growth factor may be used to assist in more rapid bone regeneration.

Benefits of Guided Tissue Regeneration

  • Allows for the re-growth of the bone and tissue in the periodontal cavity

  • Decrease the chance of serious health problems associated with gum disease

  • Can preserve a bone socket for future prosthetic devices or dental implants​​​​​​​

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