The effects of gum disease can hinder your quality of life and leave you with an unhealthy smile and a lack of confidence. If you have been struggling with the symptoms of gum disease, our team at Advanced Dental Specialty Group can help with our whole mouth approach to treatment. Our goal is to save your existing teeth and gums through the use of periodontal regeneration.
What Is Periodontal Regeneration?
Periodontal regeneration is the process by which your teeth and gums are restored so that they look and function great. Periodontal regeneration cannot be achieved through a single procedure or in only one visit. In order to achieve regeneration, our professionals utilize a number of techniques to provide you with the best outcome possible and help you defeat gum disease.
Gum disease progresses over time and will slowly produce a number of symptoms. Our team focuses on treating the cause of your gum disease and also repairing damage caused by your gum disease. By addressing both sides of the problem, your gums can heal and begin to function as they are supposed to.
Our team understands that every patient is different. That is why our professionals will develop a custom treatment plan during your consultation. They will assess your case and discuss what types of regenerative treatment options will be most effective in overcoming your gum disease. They may even be able to start treatment during your very first visit, depending on your case.
How Is Periodontal Regeneration Achieved?
Periodontal regeneration is achieved through a combination of treatment methods. One of the most common treatment methods is called scaling and root planing. This non-surgical treatment removes the built-up tartar and plaque from your teeth and allows your gums to reattach to the roots of your teeth.
If your gum disease is further developed, our team will employ surgical interventions as well. This may include pocket reduction surgery. Pocket reduction surgery involves making an incision in your gumline and scaling your teeth through the incision. Our team will then suture your gums to reduce the size of the pockets between your teeth and gums.
Another surgery important in the regeneration process is a soft tissue graft. In more severe cases, your gum tissue can become infected and damaged. If this has occurred, our team can remove this damaged, unhealthy tissue and graft new tissue to your gumline. Over time, the new tissue will combine with your existing tissue and begin to function properly.
It is also important that you practice good oral hygiene habits during the treatment process. This involves brushing twice per day for at least two minutes per session. You must also floss regularly and utilize a mouthwash if our professional recommends one. Good oral hygiene practices will maximize the effectiveness of our team’s regenerative procedures and give you the best results.
If your teeth and gums have been damaged due to gum disease, it is not too late to achieve a smile you can be proud of. If you are ready to start your journey to a healthier, brighter smile through periodontal regeneration, come see our team at Advanced Dental Specialty Group today. You can schedule your appointment by calling our office at 385 381-6464.