Periodontal Surgery

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.

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