Guided bone & tissue regeneration is a procedure that is done to help regenerate bone and gum tissue. Bone and tissue regeneration is necessary for patients that are suffering from periodontal disease. With guided bone & tissue regeneration, the tissue and the bone structure can be regenerated.
What is Guided Bone & Tissue Regeneration?
Guided tissue regeneration, or guided bone regeneration, is a procedure used in dentistry to help regenerate or regrow tissue. Guided tissue regeneration can be used for a variety of procedures but is most often used after a dental procedure. For example, guided bone regeneration can be used after a tooth extraction to help regenerate bone and tissue at the site of the extraction.
During the procedure, your periodontist will fold back the gum tissue and remove any bone and tissue that is not needed. Then, the periodontist will place a special membrane over the bone and tissue. The membrane will serve as a barrier and protect the bone and tissue as it takes root.
Who makes a good candidate for guided bone & tissue regeneration?
Guided bone & tissue regeneration is a good treatment option for people with moderate to advanced periodontitis.
It is minimally invasive and can usually be performed in a single office visit.
Guided Bone & Tissue Regeneration is a non-invasive procedure recommended for patients experiencing:
- Insufficient bone growth
- Gum recession
- Periodontal pockets
- Teeth sensitivity
- Gum recession
- Exposure of root surface
Guided Bone & Tissue Regeneration allows for minimal discomfort and little or no recovery time, making it a viable solution for patients with busy schedules.
Most people who have severe gum disease require a deep-cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing. This treatment removes plaque and bacteria from the roots of the teeth. Once the teeth are clean, guided bone & tissue regeneration may be recommended. This treatment heals the damaged bone and gum tissue.
What conditions can guided tissue regeneration address?
Guided tissue regeneration is an effective treatment option for patients suffering from gum disease. GTR allows your dental team to use membranes to guide the growth of new tissue. GTR can be used to treat several conditions, including:
- Gum recession
- Gingival recession
- Gingival recession defects
- Gingival tissue loss
- Exposed root surfaces
Guided tissue regeneration can also be combined with bone grafting to help prepare your mouth for dental implants.
Benefits of guided bone & tissue regeneration
The benefits of guided bone & tissue regeneration include:
- Reduction or elimination of soft tissue loss
- More predictable outcomes
- Reduced recovery time
- Reduction in pain and swelling
- Improved esthetics
At LAGOS Periodontics & Dental Implants, Rodrigo A. Lagos, DDS, MS, practices a full scope of periodontics with expertise in preventive periodontics, cosmetic periodontal surgery, gum grafting, and dental implants. To schedule an appointment, call us at 760-568-3421 or visit our practice at 36945 Cook St.Suite 101, Palm Desert, CA 92260.