What is Guided Tissue Regeneration?
Guided tissue regeneration is performed on patients who have advanced periodontal disease. Both a bone and soft tissue grafting can be performed in areas where both of these components are inadequate. The grafting uses specialized growth factors and membranes to ensure full and optimal bonding of the new grafting material. The procedure is easily done and can be effective at reversing the damage of periodontal disease.
What can you expect with Guided Tissue Regeneration?
First, you will receive either local or general anesthetic of your choosing. We will discuss your sedation options during the consultation appointment. Next, the graft is placed either over gum tissue or bone. A collagen membrane or gel is used to promote adequate growth and bonding of the new graft. Once healed, it is important to come in regularly for periodontal screenings. This helps to retain oral and dental health as well as prevent progression of gum disease. The procedure is ideal for most of our patients and is easily done in-office.
If you are interested in our surgical periodontal techniques and treatments, call our office today and we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.