If you have experienced severe loss of gum tissue and bone structure, our dentist may recommend a guided tissue bone regeneration treatment to help you regain a healthy mouth. Dr. Kevin Otteson will work with you to evaluate your gum disease and determine if this treatment is right for you. To learn more about guided tissue bone regeneration in Chandler, Arizona, and schedule an appointment at Otteson Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, call us today at 480-899-6229.
Guided tissue bone regeneration can be used in any situation that involves a significant loss of gum tissues and supporting bone, but is most commonly recommended to reverse the damage caused by periodontitis, the more severe stage of gum disease. Our experienced dentist will first examine your teeth and gums to determine the extent of the damage to your oral health and whether or not guided tissue bone regeneration is a good option for you.
Guided tissue bone regeneration involves using bone grafting material to help ensure jawbone regeneration. This procedure may be recommended if:
- To ensure you have healthy supporting bone for dental implants
- To restore bone in sockets after a tooth extraction
- To regenerate bone after cysts or impacted teeth are removed
- To repair bone defects after a periodontal wound had been opened or reopened
When you receive this procedure, our dentist will thoroughly clean your gum pockets before inserting a membrane between the soft tissue and the pocket in the bone. These membranes are bioabsorbable and will cover the gum pockets, preventing the rapid growth of soft tissue and allowing the slower-growing bone to regenerate.
For more information about guided tissue bone regeneration and to schedule your consultation, call our office today!