What are periodontal regenerative procedures?
Regenerative periodontal procedures seek to facilitate the regeneration of bone and periodontal soft tissues and include bone grafting, guided tissue regeneration as well as a wide variety of biologic materials that may promote healing and tissue regeneration.
Can periodontal tissue be regenerated?
The complete regeneration of periodontal tissues has not yet been achieved, but significant progress has been achieved through the use of autogenous bone grafts, bone allografts, guided tissue regeneration (GTR), the implantation of alloplastic materials, and use of cellular factors.
What are the different phases of periodontal therapy?
Principally the comprehensive periodontal therapy can be divided into four main phases: phase I. initial or cause related therapy, phase II. surgical therapy, phase III. periodontal reconstruction, and phase IV.
What is the goal of periodontal therapy?
The goals of periodontal therapy are to preserve, improve, and maintain the natural dentition, dental implants, periodontium, and peri-implant tissues in order to achieve health, comfort, esthetics, and function.
How is regenerative grafting done?
Guided bone regeneration, often referred to as GBR, involves the use of a membrane that is placed over the graft material before the gum tissues are sutured closed. The goal of the membrane is to keep the soft tissue and the slower healing bone separate, preventing the formation of scar tissue at the graft site.
Is guided tissue regeneration same as bone graft?
Unlike a bone graft, guided tissue regeneration does not require that any bone be removed from other parts of the patient’s body. Instead, Dr. Hirshman will use materials such as membrane barriers, tissue stimulating proteins, or growth factor gels to stimulate regrowth of the gum tissue and jaw bone.
How can I regrow gum tissue?
While your gums won’t grow back on their own, surgical treatment can be used to replace the missing tissue, and restore both your appearance and your oral health. Gum grafting involves taking soft tissue from another part of the mouth and grafting it onto your gums.
What is restorative phase?
The restorative phase is the second part of the periodontal treatment plan, and its goal is to reconstruct lost structures using procedures including occlusal adjustment, orthodontic treatment or the placement of prosthetics/implants.
What is supportive periodontal therapy?
Periodontal maintenance procedures (also known as supportive periodontal therapy) are designed to minimize the recurrence and progression of periodontal disease in patients that have been previously treated for periodontal problems. This is an ongoing prevention program of periodontal cleanings and evaluations.
What is the first stage of periodontal therapy?
Initial therapy or phase I is the first step in the sequence of procedures that constitute periodontal treatment. The objective of initial therapy is the reduction or elimination of gingival inflammation.
What is the treatment plan for periodontitis?
Topical or oral antibiotics can help control bacterial infection. Topical antibiotics can include antibiotic mouth rinses or insertion of gels containing antibiotics in the space between your teeth and gums or into pockets after deep cleaning.
How long does it take for gum to grow over bone graft?
Unfortunately, your mouth is different from everyone else’s and there is no exact time frame for how quickly this happens. It is not uncommon for it to take anywhere from three months to an entire year for the bone graft to fuse with the natural bones inside of your mouth.
Can receding gums be restored?
Gum recession can’t be reversed. This means receded gum tissue won’t grow back. However, you can keep the problem from getting worse. Treatment usually depends on the cause of the gum problems.
What is a dental treatment plan?
Your dental treatment plan outlines exactly what dental services your dentist recommends, in what timeframe, and how much they will cost after insurance, if applicable. It is a comprehensive, big-picture approach to oral care and is designed to prevent small issues from getting bigger and more expensive.