Often, as a result of periodontal disease or periodontitis, patients can experience severe damage to the gums, and surrounding tissues – this includes the loss of bone tissue that supports the area in and around our teeth.
In order to reverse the adverse effects of such periodontal issues, Dr. Malokov may recommend patients undergo regenerative procedures which help to rebuild the lost bone matter and soft tissue.
How Do Regenerative Procedures Work?
During a regenerative procedure, Dr. Malakov will begin by folding back the gum tissue in order to gain access to the pockets created in between the gums and the teeth. These pockets are created as a result of the build-up of unwanted bacteria and plaque over time. Due to poor oral hygiene, plaque and bacteria builds up and causes a separation of the teeth from the gums.
Once these pockets are cleaned and the unwanted bacteria is removed, we will use a combination of membranes, bone grafts and tissue-stimulating proteins to encourage the body’s own naturally regenerative processes. This will help the body to produce bone and soft tissue – restoring the tissues lost as a result of periodontal disease.
The Result of Regeneration
By eliminating the unwanted bacteria and restoring the lost bone and soft tissue, we are able to reduce the size of the unwanted pockets and repair the damage that was caused by periodontal disease. If left untreated and unchecked these issues can worsen to the point at which patients may need to have their natural teeth replaced. However, with a combination of strong oral hygiene and periodic periodontal maintenance, individuals can ensure that they improve their oral health overall and decrease the likelihood of suffering any periodontal issues in the future.
For more information on regenerative procedures or periodontal health over, be sure to contact us today.