Guided Bone & Tissue Regeneration | Raleigh
Gum disease has traditionally been treated by eliminating the gum pockets by trimming away the infected gum tissue and by re-contouring the uneven bone tissue. Although this is still an effective way of treating gum disease, new and more sophisticated procedures are used routinely today. One of these advancements is guided tissue regeneration, also referred to as guided bone regeneration. This procedure is used to stabilize endangered teeth or to prepare the jaw for dental implants.
As periodontal disease progresses, pockets of degenerated bone develop in the jaw. These pockets can promote the growth of bacteria and the spread of infection. To address these pockets, Dr. Morelli may recommend tissue regeneration. During this surgical procedure, the pockets are cleaned thoroughly, and a membrane is installed between the soft tissue and the pocket in the bone. Some of these membranes are bio-absorbable and some require removal. The membrane covers the pocket so that fast-growing soft tissue is blocked, and slower-growing bone can begin to grow, or “regenerate” itself. Bone graft or growth factors are often used in combination with the membrane to enhance periodontal/bone regeneration.
The effectiveness of the procedure generally depends on the patient’s willingness to follow a strict postoperative diet and careful oral care. Dr. Morelli will help you determine if bone regeneration surgery is right for you.
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Patient Review by Jill S
All of the staff is very nice and knowledgeable. Dr. Thiago Morelli is great. He takes the time to talk with you and answer any questions or concerns that you have. I will continue to keep using them. They are excellent!
- Jill S