With gum disease, pockets form between your teeth and your gums. However, if the problem is not addressed, pockets can also begin to form in the jawbone. In the past, these problems have been treated by removing the affected bone or soft tissue. However, Dr. Homa H. Zadeh and associates can improve the health of your gums and jawbone through guided bone and tissue regeneration in Ventura, California. If you have been suffering from long-term gum disease, call Brighton Specialty Dental Group at 805-644-5284 to schedule a visit with our dentists.
Although this process sounds complicated it is actually quite straightforward. Our dentists will fold the gum tissue back in order to access and clean the pocket and then place a membrane between the soft tissue and the pocket in the bone. This allows the slower growing bone a chance to fill in. This membrane often includes a protein to stimulate growth. The gum tissue is then replaced and the body is allowed to heal. This process can also be used to regenerate soft tissue as well and has the advantage of using your body’s own healing powers to restore you to health.
To learn more about this treatment and to see if it could benefit your smile, contact our office today.