If you’ve lost a small amount of bone and tissue attachment to the teeth, Periodontal Regeneration can prevent further damage and make it possible for you to keep your teeth. At the office of Dr. James Jacobs & Dr. Tara Bogart, in Midtown West, Manhattan, the caring periodontists offer Periodontal Regeneration and tissue regeneration to patients with gum disease, missing teeth, and other related problems. To schedule your appointment at the New York City-based practice, call the office or book online today.
Periodontal regeneration is a type of periodontal surgery designed to address minor or moderate bone decay caused by gum disease or missing teeth. Periodontal regeneration procedures prevent deterioration from progressing and can even reverse some of the damage that’s already taken place. It also provides support for your remaining permanent teeth and stops them from loosening or moving out of place.
Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Bogart perform Periodontal Regeneration procedures onsite as an outpatient surgery. This means you can return home on the same day of your operation. The treatment process is very similar to bone grafting.
Your periodontist administers a local anesthetic to numb your teeth and gums. Once the anesthesia takes effect, your periodontist makes an incision above the bone-deficient area and carefully folds your gum tissue back. They clean out and remove diseased tissue, clean and detoxify the roots of your teeth, then place a particulate bone graft and/or tissue-stimulating protein gel in the space. Afterward, your periodontist pulls your gum tissue over the graft material and closes the incision with stitches.
Following surgery, you return home. In the weeks and months that follow, the bone and tissue encourage your body’s natural ability to regenerate. Over time, this restores your jaw to a healthy condition, enabling them to support your teeth.
After a Periodontal Regeneration procedure, it’s normal to experience some pain, swelling, and general discomfort. This is especially true for the first day after your anesthesia wears off. Make sure to follow Dr. Jacobs or Dr. Bogart’s recovery instructions carefully. Eat soft foods, drink plenty of water, and take your medications as prescribed. You can return to work and other normal activities within a day or two, but the healing process takes several weeks.
It’s important you practice good oral hygiene. After the initial healing period finishes, brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and visit your dentist every three to six months for a professional cleaning and exam. Following these steps significantly decreases your risk of other health problems associated with gum disease.
To schedule your Periodontal Regeneration consultation at the office of Dr. James Jacobs & Dr. Tara Bogart, call or book a consultation online today.