Gum disease is a nasty oral health issue. It can cause your gums to recede, infect your teeth’s root structure, and even eat away at your jaw bone. Symptoms of gum disease include inflamed gum tissue that bleeds easily when you floss or brush, a receding gum line, and increased sensitivity of your teeth. It’s urgent to treat gum disease as soon as possible. Your dentist can provide you the treatment you need to repair and restore your smile. Here’s how you can save your teeth from gum disease.
Guided Tissue Regeneration
Gingivitis, which is the precursor for gum disease, occurs when excessive oral bacteria infects your vulnerable gum and periodontal tissues. This leaves your teeth without the support they need, which could eventually lead to them requiring extraction or falling out. Your dentist can reverse this and save your teeth by providing guided tissue regeneration as well as guided bone regeneration. Both of these treatments help to rebuild the structure that has been lost from periodontitis. Your dentist accomplishes this by using biocompatible barrier membranes, which help guide the growth of new bone and tissue. These procedures are performed using Videoscope-aided Minimally Invasive Surgery (VMIS), providing you with reduced discomfort and recovery time.
Your gum disease doesn’t have to lead to tooth loss. Your dentist has the necessary tools and skill required to provide you with the best chance to restore your smile’s lost structure. With Guided Tissue Regeneration, you can get back your healthy and confident smile. Schedule an appointment today.
Restore Your Smile
Don’t let receded gums or other dental issues hold you back any longer. Contact us at our local Lubbock, TX office at 806-686-1262.