Guided Tissue Regeneration
Traditionally, eliminating the gum pockets by trimming away the infected gum tissue and re-contouring the uneven bone tissue treats gum disease. Although this is still an effective way of treating gum disease, new and more sophisticated procedures are used routinely today.
Guided tissue regeneration restores the previously lost bone tissue. Most techniques utilize membranes that are inserted over the bone defects. Some of these membranes are bio-absorbable and some require removal. Other regenerative procedures involve the use of bioactive gels. Regeneration procedures are the most conservative and ideal treatment option available. Dr. Gould will discuss your options with you and elect to regenerate tissues whenever possible.