Guided Tissue Regeneration to Save Your Teeth
The Importance of Healthy Bone Tissue to Dental Health
Advanced periodontal disease doesn’t only affect the gums — it also causes bone loss in the jaws, which increases the risk of tooth loss. After the tooth is gone, additional bone loss will occur, leaving less support for the surrounding teeth and endangering them. It’s a scary cycle. Luckily in modern dentistry, there are techniques available that regrow the lost bone to bring back support for teeth and dental implants. One of these techniques is guided tissue regeneration.
Benefits of Guided Tissue Regeneration
Bone and gum tissue, when healthy, fit snugly around the roots of our teeth. Guided tissue regeneration helps to restore lost bone and give the support back to those roots, increasing the chances of a patient being able to keep their natural teeth. This procedure can involve bone grafting, synthetic materials, or tissue from tissue banks, all with the goal of stimulating new bone growth.
How Can Dr. Lennon Help Me?
If you have been struggling with periodontal disease, you could be a candidate for guided tissue regeneration. Give us a call or send us an email to schedule an appointment so that Dr. Lennon can determine the best way forward for your dental health.