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How Guided Tissue Regeneration Can Restore Your Gums
Posted on 5/29/2020 by Front Desk
How Guided Tissue Regeneration Can Restore Your Gums
Our teeth are held steady and in place by our gums, tissue and bones. There are several diseases that can cause the break down the bone, but one that is the most damaging is periodontal disease (gum disease). The process to fix the bone is what is called regeneration, and regenerative treatments can be used to begin the process of regrowth of new bones. This new growth raises the bone's height that surrounds the tooth, giving it more structure and support. One type of treatment procedure that we use her in our office to repair the bone is Guided Tissue Regeneration.

How Does Guided Tissue Regeneration Work?


Guided Tissue Regeneration employs a resorbable or non-resorbable membrane that is typically constructed of artificial membranes that are meant to keep the tissue from growing over into the diseased or defected areas. These membranes are critical to the process due to their ability to slow down fast migrated bone cell tissue, giving slower migrating bone cells a chance to thrive and grow in their place. Guided Tissue Regeneration will be performed as a surgery in our office and is done on the bone and gums. We will remove all of the area that resides under the surface of your gums, to pull out any infected areas and bacteria. We will then place a membrane over the bones that are damaged to begin the repair and healing. The bone will begin to regenerate as the stitches dissolve or are removed. Which in most cases, is about 6 months, when the bone is strong enough to support your teeth?
In order to minimize the chances of you developing other health and oral problems related to gum disease, it is critical that you maintain a healthy oral hygiene regimen and seek treatment regularly in our office. Schedule a consultation today and let us help you get back to a beautiful and healthy smile.
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