Periodontal Bone Grafting:
In severe cases of periodontal disease, bone grafts are often placed in defects around teeth that can possibly be regenerated. Guided tissue bone regeneration “regenerates” the previously lost gum and bone tissue. Your periodontist at PerioLife may recommend a bone graft procedure if the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed. These procedures can reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue around your teeth. During this procedure, your periodontist lifts back the gum tissue and removes the disease-causing bacteria. Membranes, bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins can be used to encourage your body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue. This is a great way to treat periodontal disease and save teeth from extractions.
There are many options to strengthen your teeth and to restore your jawbone to a healthy level. Your periodontist at PerioLife will discuss the best options for you.
What Are the Benefits of This Procedure?
Eliminating existing bacteria and regenerating bone and tissue helps to reduce pocket depth and repair damage caused by periodontal disease. With a combination of at-home oral care and professional cleanings, you will increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth – and decrease the chances of serious health problems associated with periodontal disease.