Sophisticated new approaches to gum disease now restore and regenerate tissue and bone with grafts. By using implanted membranes and grafts, Dr. Malek can guide gums and jawbones to fill in and restore themselves.
Previous approaches to gum disease treatment have focused on eliminating infected tissue with trimming and surgery and reshaping uneven bone. Today, there are new approaches to repairing the damage. Our practice can assist with a range of therapies that help clean, restore, treat, and regenerate healthy tissue and bone, with amazing results.
In more advanced cases of periodontal disease, treatment focuses on the damaged pockets of bone in the jaw. To prevent further infections, tissue regeneration is recommended. This surgical procedure first cleans the pockets, then installs a membrane or grafts to protect and encourage regeneration of new gum tissue.
The same type of procedure can also be used to regenerate damaged bone. After the infected pockets are cleaned, a membrane is inserted between the gum tissue and bone. As gum tissue grows faster, the membrane slows its growth while allowing bone to regenerate.
The effectiveness of these procedures is very dependent upon patient follow-up and adherence to diet and oral care guidelines. Dr. Malek discusses options with each client to determine the best procedure for their situation.
This remarkable process encourages new jawbone growth with grafts and the precise placement of membranes to direct the regeneration. After any damaged tissue has been removed, Dr. Malek will place the grafts and specialized membrane filters, where they will begin to form new tissue and bone.
Both gum and bone respond well to treatment. Dr. Malek may use membranes, bone grafts, or tissue-stimulating proteins to encourage your body’s ability to regenerate tissue. Each patient is different, and Dr. Malek will discuss the options for your procedures after an evaluation.
Contact Malek Periodontics today to schedule an appointment and be on your way to a healthy smile, healthy life.