When gum or periodontal disease progresses, it can damage the gum tissue and bone structure that support the teeth. As gums recede and pockets form, it becomes increasingly difficult to control the spread of infection and damage to the oral tissues. Periodontal regeneration procedures can help restore bone and gum health to reverse some of the damage caused by gum disease to protect your smile and health. Our expert team of oral specialists at Stafford Oral Surgery & Specialists can perform different types of periodontal regeneration to improve your oral health.
The goal in periodontal regeneration techniques is to clear away diseased tissue and disinfect under the gumline where the bacteria that cause gum disease hide. When gums recede and large pockets form around the teeth, home care and even general dental cleanings are no longer effective in reversing gum disease. This surgical procedure involves folding back the gum tissue to remove the infected tissue and disinfect under the gumline. It also can involve adding grafts and other regeneration techniques to improve the health of the gums and bone.
Reversing Gum Disease Damage
If allowed to progress, gum disease can destroy the supporting tissue and bone for the teeth, eventually resulting in tooth loss. Periodontal regeneration goes below the gums to rid the teeth of bacteria and stop the infection. Soft tissue or bone grafts can also be used to form a healthy support for the teeth, as well as growth stimulating proteins. This can reverse some of the damage caused by gum disease and give patients a chance to regain control of their oral health to prevent periodontal tooth loss.
If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease that has created receding, bleeding gums, periodontal regeneration may be the next step in helping reverse the damage to your oral health. Contact Stafford Oral Surgery & Specialists to schedule a consultation with our oral surgery experts to find the best treatment to stop the progression of your periodontal disease.