Guided Tissue Regeneration is a treatment option for patients who have lost supporting bone tissue as a result of periodontal disease or dental infections. Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth, but oftentimes periodontal disease destroys the tissues that surround and support your teeth and causes pockets to develop. Regenerative procedures may reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost tissue and bone.
During the procedure, the roots will be thoroughly cleaned of disease-causing bacteria and any bone defects adjacent to the root may be filled with bone or bone substitute, tissue-stimulating proteins or growth factors, and covered with a membrane to protect the bone and encourage your body’s natural regenerative process.
Over time, new bone and soft tissue will develop in the treated area to help firmly reattach the tooth to the jaw, significantly reducing the patient’s risk of tooth loss and reversing the effects of periodontal disease.