IMG_0351Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck around your neck. When you have periodontal disease, this supporting tissue and bone is destroyed and pockets develop. Eventually, if too much bone is lost, the teeth will need to be extracted.

Your Tucson Periodontist may recommend a regenerative procedure when the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed. These procedures can reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue.

During this procedure, your tucson periodontist will fold back the gum tissue and remove the disease-causing bacteria. Membranes (occlusive barriers), bone graft or tissue-stimulating proteins can be used to encourage your body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.

There are many options to enhance support for your teeth and to restore your bone to a healthy level. Dr. Brown will discuss your the best options with you.

What are the benefits of this procedure?

Eliminating existing bacteria and regenerating bone through a bone graft and tissue helps to reduce pocket depth and repair damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease. With a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional maintenance care, you’ll increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth – and decrease the chances of serious health problems associated with periodontal disease.

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