If you suffer from periodontal disease, bone and gum regeneration might be a great option for you to stop and even reverse the damage. Donna Klauser, DDS, and the team at Arcadia Perio Care in Arcadia, California, can help you with regeneration treatments. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about bone and gum regeneration and your treatment options.
Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria that can damage or destroy bone in your mouth. It’s important to have the bacteria removed to help encourage natural bone and gum growth.
During the regeneration procedure, your provider folds back the gum tissue to expose the bacteria. They remove the bacteria and add bone or gum grafts to help regenerate and promote growth so that your body can naturally grow healthy bone and tissue.
Gum grafts come from other areas of your gums, like the roof of your mouth, or from a tissue donor. Your gum is pulled back and the graft is added into the area and stitched together with dissolvable stitches that last about two weeks.
Bone grafts come from your own body, a donor, or from a laboratory as a synthetic substance. The graft is added to your mouth by an incision in the gum to be able to reach the bone. The bone grafting material is then added to the bone and causes your body to process new bone cells in your body.
It may be necessary to provide you with local anesthesia or sedation to make you feel as comfortable as possible during the process.
It’s important to maintain a healthy dental hygiene routine that includes brushing and flossing every day and to stay on top of checkups and cleanings. This promotes healthy teeth that won’t cause issues that require future treatment.
Yes, the procedure enhances dental implants so they look and function better. Having healthy gums and bones makes the implants easier to attach and fit into position thanks to an increase in bone volume. It also gives you a natural looking, beautiful smile. Regeneration also helps with faster and improved healing.
After the treatment, it may be necessary to take antibiotics to prevent infection. Your provider works with you to decide the best post-treatment plan for you and your lifestyle.
Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about bone and gum regeneration and how it can boost your smile.