Bone Regeneration

General Information & Overview

When the plaque and harmful bacteria that lead to periodontal disease move beneath your gumline, the effects may cause bone loss. Sometimes the deterioration of bone tissue is mild, requiring smoothing and soft tissue grafting of your gums. However, in the case of advanced periodontitis, effects may include tooth loss and severe bone damage, requiring regeneration. Dr. Acharya may recommend a regenerative procedure when the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed due to periodontal disease. These procedures can reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue.

The Benefits

Eliminating existing bacteria and regenerating bone and tissue helps to reduce pocket depth and repair damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease. With a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional maintenance care, you'll increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth – and decrease the chances of other health problems associated with periodontal disease.

Bone deterioration can have a major negative effect on your oral health and your appearance. If you have bone damage, regeneration is the foundation of re-establishing your oral structure for both its functional and aesthetic completion.

The Benefits of Bone Regeneration:

  • Prevent and reverse sagging and wrinkling that occurs as a result of this damaged framework
  • Healthy bones support permanent prosthetics, such as dental implants, which replace missing teeth.
  • Promotes healthy gums and a solid structure for temporary prosthetics, like dentures or bridges
  • Provides structural integrity needed for clear speaking and effective chewing, which greatly affect your quality of life on a daily basis

The Procedure

During this procedure, Dr. Acharya retracts the gum tissue and removes the disease-causing bacteria. Membranes, bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins can be used to encourage your body's natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue. Our periodontist will first administer a local anesthetic to numb the area. The procedure will include one of the two following regeneration methods:

Bone Grafting

A process in which our periodontist transplants healthy bone tissue, either from you, a cadaver, or an animal, onto the deteriorated bone portion. We will stitch your gums into the proper position, and your bone will heal for several months.

Guided Tissue Regeneration

A procedure in which our periodontist surgically places a barrier, over your damaged bone to prevent your gums from filling in the damaged portion. This barrier encourages your bone to heal and regenerate tissue on its own.

Am I a Good Candidate?

If you have bone loss as a result of periodontal disease, contact our team and Acharya Periodontics immediately. Understand that our goal is to help you through this process. Your first visit will include a thorough exam by our gentle periodontist and our team is happy to address all of your questions and concerns.