The Foundation for Your Beautiful Smile
If you’re suffering from red, sore, swollen or bleeding gums, or if you feel pain or discomfort when you chew, you may need guided bone and tissue regeneration. While gums and jawbones are often overlooked, they are the foundation for all healthy smiles. Periodontal disease causes a host of dental issues and overall health problems. As periodontal disease progresses, your gums pull away from your teeth and pockets form between your soft tissue and jawbone, which encourage the growth of harmful bacteria and dangerous infection. In order to save your natural teeth or prepare for successful dental implant placement, guided bone and tissue regeneration may be necessary to treat periodontal pockets and restore your oral health. Dr. Hui-Jin Lee, our skilled periodontist at Southwest Endodontics & Periodontics, has extensive training and experience in providing guided bone and tissue regeneration in Broadview Heights and Macedonia, OH. Your return to health and a beautiful smile begin here!
Dynamic Benefits of Guided Bone & Tissue Regeneration
Risks of Untreated Bone and Tissue Loss
You should never delay treatment for bone and tissue loss, because the most common cause of soft tissue loss is periodontal disease. This is a progressive disease, meaning that it will not improve on its own and could potentially get much worse! When your gums pull away from your teeth, harmful bacteria and food get stuck between the two, causing receding gums, tooth decay and eventually tooth loss. These bacteria can also cause damage to your jawbone. Also, when teeth are extracted, bone loss can occur. As much as 25% of the supportive bone can be lost in the year following an extraction. Like periodontal disease, bone loss progresses and gets worse over time, which also leads to changes in your facial appearance.
Additionally, infected gum tissue and bone are breeding grounds for more infection. This can spread throughout your body. Periodontal disease has also been linked to cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory infections, pneumonia, diabetes, and many other serious health problems. As you can see, oral health is interconnected with your overall health. Get periodontal treatment in Broadview Heights, OH and Macedonia, OH before your problems get any worse! Guided bone and tissue regeneration will help you achieve better health and a gorgeous smile.
Guided Bone Regeneration
Dental implants require a strong foundation for successful results. When dental implants are placed, the titanium post is attached to your jawbone, and over time, your jawbone fuses with the dental implant, giving it the stability and support of natural teeth. To be a successful candidate for dental implants, you need sufficient jawbone to support implants. If you do not have enough jawbone volume, guided bone regeneration can help you become a candidate for dental implants. Dr. Lee will clean the pocket and install a membrane between your soft tissue and bone. This blocks the soft tissue, allowing the bone to slowly regenerate. Bone graft material, derived from a donor or a synthetic source, is also placed to promote bone growth. Dr. Lee will go over all of your options for guided bone regeneration in detail. Let our skilled dental team help you build the foundation for your smile!