Resective Periodontal Surgery
Regenerative/Resective Periodontal Surgery in San Jose, CA
Leading provider of regenerative and resective surgical procedures in Palo Alto, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, Menlo Park, Atherton, Sunnydale, and Campbell.
Restore Your Natural Teeth And Gums To Optimal Health
Are you searching for an effective method to stop progression of gum disease? If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, regenerative/resective periodontal surgery can not only save your teeth from further damage, but can even repair the damage that has already been done.
Over time, periodontal disease causes the bone to break down, which in turn compromises the overall health of the tooth and can cause irreversible root damage. Regenerative periodontal surgery is used to stimulate regrowth of bone and gum tissue, which effectively builds up the bone to give more stability and support to the tooth, while also increasing strength of the root.
These surgical procedures also focus on reducing the depth of periodontal pockets, which are the openings that surround the teeth below the gumline. In cases of periodontal disease, these pockets can accumulate a buildup of plaque and bacteria that cannot be treated with a simple deep cleaning.
With regenerative/resective periodontal surgery at our San Jose dental office, you can reverse the damage caused by gum disease, and can prevent future decay or damage that may eventually cause complete tooth loss.
Regenerative/Resective Surgical Treatments
There are several options for regenerative and resective periodontal surgery, and depending on the severity of your condition, Dr. Kazemi will discuss the best recommended surgical procedure for optimal results.
There may be cases of mild to moderate periodontal disease that can be managed with non-surgical treatments, such as deep cleaning or scaling. However, if left untreated, advanced periodontal disease will continue to progress, and can adversely affect the tooth and cause further bone deterioration, potentially leading to tooth loss.
Osseous surgery, also known as periodontal flap debridement surgery, is a relatively painless and minimally invasive procedure typically performed with local anesthesia. During osseous surgery, a small incision is made to provide access to the tooth roots, ligaments, and supporting bone tissue. Dr. Kazemi will then remove the inflamed or damaged gum tissue, perform a deep cleaning of the roots, and will gently reshape the jawbone to reduce pocket depth and prevent collection of bacteria. After the procedure, your gums will begin to heal as they reattach to your teeth.
Guided Tissue Regeneration
Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR) is a regenerative surgical procedure that is used to provide enhanced support to teeth that have been damaged or structurally compromised by existing periodontal defects.
Periodontal disease causes bacteria to become trapped in the periodontal pockets, which can lead to chronic inflammation, tissue destruction, and harmful infections that cause gaps between the teeth and bone. These gaps, known as bony defects, may need to be repaired with a bone graft procedure.
GTR uses an artificial membrane to prevent faster-growing soft tissue from migrating into these gaps, and instead, supports growth of the slower-producing cells needed for effective bone regrowth. During the GTR procedure, Dr. Kazemi will make a flap in the gums, and after removing any existing bacteria or plaque buildup, she will place bone graft particles inside the flap, and will then place the membrane over the particles. This membrane ultimately provides a protective environment as the bone heals and regenerates, thereby saving the affected tooth or teeth over the long term.
Are you interested in learning more about regenerative and resective periodontal surgery at our San Jose dental practice?