When left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to significant tooth and bone loss. As periodontal disease is a progressive degenerative condition, the quality and quantity of bone and gum tissue is greatly reduced as the gum pockets deepen and the disease progresses. Dr. Lynna Bui offer a number of regenerative procedures to halt gum disease and help save your teeth. Call AZ Dental at 408-227-6000 for more information about regenerative periodontal procedures in San Jose, California, and schedule your consultation with our dental professionals.
Depending on your needs and the severity of your condition, there are several regenerative treatments that our periodontist and oral surgeon may recommend. They include:
- Bone Regeneration – dental implants and other restorative procedures depend on the jawbone being sufficiently strong and dense to support the restoration. Natural bone regeneration (also known as bone grafting) is one of the most commonly used procedures to promote growth and help you regain healthy bone tissue.
- Gum Tissue Regeneration – this procedure is usually performed through gum grafting, or soft tissue grafting. Gum tissue regeneration aims to symmetrically contour your gum line to cover exposed tooth roots and restore the health of your gums. Following your graft, the soft tissue around the teeth will naturally regenerate to produce healthy gums and a healthy smile.
- Pocket Reduction Surgery – pocket reduction surgery is performed to reduce the depth of the gum pockets and make it more difficult for bacteria to colonize and invade your gum tissue. This treatment is generally very effective in halting tissue loss and promoting natural healing in your gums.
- Scaling & Root Planing – “scaling” refers to the removal of plaque and tartar from the area above the gum line, and is usually performed during routine dental cleanings. It is accompanied by root planing, during which tartar and toxins are removed from below the gum line, and the tooth root is smoothed to promote healing and prevent bacteria from re-colonizing. If scaling and root planing are not successful in reducing or eliminating the infection, surgical treatments may be recommended.
For more information about regenerative periodontal treatments, please contact our office today.