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The Use of Stem Cells in Periodontal Regeneration

Posted on 3/1/2024 by Weo Admin
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The gradual loss of gum tissue covering tooth roots and supporting alveolar jawbone can be detrimental to your oral health and enable decay-causing bacteria to spread. Thankfully, your mouth has innate regenerative abilities powered by stem cells. Stem cells can accelerate and enhance this natural healing process through advanced periodontal regeneration procedures.

What Are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are the building blocks inside tissue responsible for growth and repair. They can multiply and transform into whatever cell types are needed. Stem cells act as a repair system for the body by replenishing dying cells and regenerating damaged tissue after injury or disease occurs. In periodontal surgeries, utilizing concentrated amounts of your own harvested stem cells can promote new bone, gum, blood vessel, and ligament cell growth to physically mend areas where unhealthy tissue got removed due to gum disease. This stimulates natural regenerative processes necessary for healing spaces between teeth and exposed roots.

How Do Stem Cells Help My Gums?

There are a few ways stem cells aid periodontal regeneration. Stem cells stimulate blood vessel development in the gums. This supplies nutrients to sustain new bone and other cell growth as progenitor parent stem cells divide into daughter cells and spur new bone, ligament, or gum tissue. This physically replaces what diseased tissue eroded. Growth factor chemicals emitted from stem cells signal the healing mechanisms of the body to speed up. This kickstarts regenerative processes through anti-inflammatory and immune-regulating activity. Extracting and concentrating your stem cells requires minimally invasive bone marrow harvesting. Then, they get precisely implanted during regenerative surgeries like bone grafting or guided tissue regeneration using protein barriers.

Maintenance for Long-Term Results

Like all periodontal treatments, surgery involving stem cell use demands a commitment to at-home oral hygiene and follow-up office visits. Your periodontist monitors healing and provides professional cleanings above and below the gumline. This upkeep allows permanent integration and stability of new bone and tissue.

Consult With Your Periodontist About Stem Cell Use

Maintaining periodontal health protects natural teeth. Consult your periodontist to determine if enhancing surgical therapy with stem cells is appropriate for your case of gum disease. Feel free to reach out with any other questions you may have about this exciting regenerative technique.

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