Regenerative Procedures

Periodontal disease is a dangerous, progressive disorder that, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. A bacterial infection in the gum pockets causes the bone and gum tissue to recede away from the teeth, resulting in infection and mobility, sometimes limiting your functionality. Fortunately, early detection, combined with efficient regeneration therapies can prevent the disease’s development and save the teeth. Regenerative dental treatments are there to help the gums, bones, and teeth regain their health.

Advantages of using this treatment

  • A better probability of keeping all of your original teeth.
  • A better possibility of success with various types of bone transplants and implants
  • Enhances the appearance of your teeth.
  • Stops the periodontal disease’s damaging effects.

Types of treatments

  • Bone Regeneration: Periodontal disease can cause the jawbone to deteriorate to the point where it can no longer support an implant. Bone grafting is one of the most effective strategies to improve jawbone development and thickness.
  • Regeneration of Gum Tissue: Gum grafting is the most common method of gum tissue regeneration. When periodontal disease causes gum tissue loss, the teeth might look discolored, look longer and give an undesired appearance. Gum grafts are used to restore gum symmetry, contouring and reduced dental sensitivity, covering the exposed tooth roots
  • Surgery to Reduce Pockets: The goal of pocket reduction surgery is to lower the depth of gum pockets, making it far more difficult for germs to infiltrate the gum tissue and far more easy for our patients to keep appropriate oral hygiene.
  • Root Planing and Scaling: Scaling is the process of removing plaque and calculus (tartar) from the supragingival area (above the gum line). This procedure is normally done as part of regular professional cleaning and is done under local anesthesia. The tooth root is planned to provide a smooth surface that inhibits germs from recolonizing.

Call our dental office in Fort Lauderdale to schedule a consultation to discuss your periodontal disease treatments or see whether guided tissue regeneration is suitable for you.