Periodontal disease destroys the tissues, both bone and soft tissues, that hold our teeth in place. It was once believed that when those tissues were lost they could not be regenerated. Fortunately, that is not true. New surgical techniques combined with biologic materials which enhance the regeneration of tooth-supporting tissues, have made what is known as "periodontal regeneration" a reality. This has been a real game-changer for periodontal surgeons and the patients we serve.
When we ask a new patient "what can we do for you?" the most frequent response is "help me keep my teeth!" These patients instinctively know that a healthy, natural tooth is better than anything dentistry can put into their mouths. These techniques and technologies make eliminating a periodontal infection and regenerating lost support much more predictable. And that can help our patients achieve their goal of healthy natural teeth for a lifetime.