Regenerative Procedure for Periodontal Disease
Periodontal or gum disease is a progressive dental condition, which is the leading cause of tooth loss if left untreated. Periodontal disease happens when bacteria invade the gum pockets, and the bone and gum tissues recede away from your teeth. When the gum pockets continue to deepen due to progressive damage of the gum and bone tissue, tooth loss occurs. Early diagnosis of this problem combined with periodontal therapy and procedure can prevent the progression of the disease and save your teeth.
The goal of every periodontal therapy is to have a healthy periodontium and to restore lost form and function through either repair or regeneration. With regeneration, your periodontist may do procedures that can help regenerate the lost bone and tissue supporting your teeth with restored architecture in gingivae, periodontal ligament, cementum, and alveolar bone.
During the regenerative procedure, your periodontist removes the disease-causing bacteria, which, in turn, helps minimize the pocket depth and repair the damage caused by the progression of the periodontal disease.
If you want to keep your natural teeth, then your best option is to undergo complete periodontal therapy that includes repair and regeneration procedures. Along with proper oral hygiene, you don’t have to worry about losing a tooth or teeth anymore.
To learn more about periodontal treatment such as regenerative procedures to manage gum disease, visit or contact us at Niagara Periodontics in St. Catharines.
-The Niagara Periodontics TeamAppointment Request