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What Is Periodontal Regeneration?

Posted on 5/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Healthy gums are essential for optimal dental health and oral function. The gums, jawbone, and surrounding tissues provide the teeth with structural support, ensuring they remain firm and intact. However, infections like periodontitis or gum disease can impact your gums and supporting tissues, leading to receded gums, bone deterioration, and tooth loss. Periodontal regeneration is a procedure that can help restore your gums, jawbone, and the surrounding tissues.

Periodontal Regeneration Techniques

Periodontists employ various techniques when performing periodontal regeneration. The appropriate method depends on the impact of the infection. One common method is guided tissue regeneration (GTR). This treatment seeks to restore damaged periodontal ligaments and gum tissues. It entails placing barriers between the tooth root and gum tissues, allowing bone cells to regenerate naturally. Periodontists also use growth factors like platelet-rich fibrin and platelet-rich plasma to trigger tissue regeneration and expedite recovery.

Other techniques for periodontal regeneration include bone grafting and tissue engineering. Bone grafting involves extracting bone tissue from your hip or shin or a donor before transplanting it to an area that has severe bone deterioration. This procedure helps stimulate new bone formation in your mouth before placing dental implants. Tissue engineering helps restore periodontal functions by creating artificial tissues using scaffolds and biomaterials.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Periodontal Regeneration?

Anyone with severe jawbone loss or damaged gum tissues is an ideal candidate for periodontal regeneration. Patients with advanced periodontal disease are also good candidates for tissue and bone regeneration. You may have to undergo various tests to determine whether you are fit for treatment and the appropriate technique to apply.

Benefits of Periodontal Regeneration

Periodontal regeneration offers numerous benefits. It helps enhance dental function by restoring gum tissues and periodontal ligaments damaged by periodontitis or other conditions. It also prevents tooth loss by re-establishing structural support for teeth. Periodontal regeneration can help reduce tooth sensitivity by covering roots exposed by receding gums. Most importantly, regeneration procedures leverage the biological processes of the body to generate new bone and tissue.

Contact Our Practice Today

Periodontal regeneration is one of the many successes witnessed in dentistry. If you have damaged gum tissues or deteriorated jawbones, our periodontists can help restore your periodontal function. Contact us today to book an appointment.

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