Surgery Without Regeneration
A pocket reduction procedure has been recommended because you have pockets that are too deep to clean with daily at-home oral hygiene and a professional care routine.
During this procedure, your periodontist folds back the gum tissue and removes the disease-causing bacteria before securing the tissue into place. In some cases, irregular surfaces of the damaged bone are smoothed to limit areas where disease-causing bacteria can hide. This allows the gum tissue to better reattach to healthy bone.
Surgery With Regeneration
The infected gum tissue is trimmed away, and uneven bone tissue re-contoured.
Guided Tissue Bone Regeneration “regenerates” the previously lost gum and bone tissue. some techniques utilize membranes, which are inserted over the bone defects. Some of these membranes are bio-absorbable. Other regenerative procedures involve the use of bioactive gels and bone substitutes that stimulate the body to regenerate or grow lost bone and gum tissue.