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 serious health problems associated with periodontal disease.
Traditionally, eliminating the gum pockets by trimming away the infected gum tissue and by re-contouring the uneven bone tissue treats this gum disease. Although this is still an effective treatment, new and more sophisticated procedures are used routinely today.
Guided tissue bone regeneration regenerates the previously lost bone tissue. Most techniques utilize membranes that are inserted over the bone defects. These membranes are bio-absorbable. Other regenerative procedures involve the use of bioactive gels.