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When Is a Regenerative Procedure Necessary?

Posted on 12/10/2021 by Evan
When Is a Regenerative Procedure Necessary?A regenerative procedure refers to a surgical procedure used to reverse the damage caused by periodontal disease. This procedure helps stabilize your gums and prevent further recession. There are several cases when the regenerative procedure is necessary.

When It Is Applied

We might recommend a regenerative procedure when the bone supporting your teeth has sustained extensive damage due to periodontal disease. A regenerative procedure helps reverse some of the injuries by regenerating lost gum tissues and bones. During a regenerative procedure, we fold back the gum tissue and remove harmful bacteria. Some of the factors used to encourage your body's natural ability to regenerate bones are membranes, tissue-stimulating proteins, or bone grants.

By getting rid of harmful bacteria and regenerating bones and tissues, we reduce the depth of periodontal pockets. This helps repair damage caused by the advancing periodontal disease. Combined with good oral hygiene, this procedure increases the chances of keeping your natural teeth healthy. It also reduces cases of oral health problems that could lead to tooth loss.

Other restorative procedures like dental implants depend on the jawbone's strength and stability. When periodontal disease advances, the jawbone becomes too thin to support the implant. Luckily, natural bone regeneration helps promote growth and thickens the jawbone. This goes a long way in keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

Apart from the damaged jaw bone, other cases might need the regenerative procedure. For instance, when the gum tissues are infected, this procedure might be needed to fix it. In that case, we use it alongside other procedures like gum graft to correct the problem. Keep in mind that periodontal disease causes significant damage when left untreated. This is why you should come in for checks and possible treatment. It is also vital to consider reconstructive procedures that fix your smile. Get in touch with us for more information on the regenerative procedure.

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