There are many factors that can cause periodontal disease or influence how fast it progresses. The main cause is bacteria in the form of a sticky, colorless plaque that forms on you teeth. The bone and gum tissue that surrounds your teeth should always be tight. When you have periodontal disease, the supporting tissue and bone is destroyed and pockets develop. If there is too much bone is lost, the teeth will need to be extracted.
Our doctors may recommend a procedure that will help reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue. During this procedure, our doctors will fold back the gum tissue and remove the bacteria causing the disease.
Our doctors may also use membranes (filters), bone grafts or tissue stimulating proteins to help your body's natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue. There are many options to enhance the support for your teeth and restore the bone to a healthy level and our doctors will discuss your best options with you.
There are several benefits to this procedure. Eliminating the existing bacteria and regenerating bone and tissue will help to reduce the pocket depth and repair damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease. With a combination of professional maintenance and your daily oral hygiene, you will increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth.