Restore Health to Your Gums, Bone, and Teeth through Excellent Regenerative Procedures
Periodontal disease is a major dental problem that eventually causes tooth loss if left untreated. This disease starts due to a bacterial infection that forms in the gum pockets. When this happens, the gums and tissues start receding away from the teeth. As the gum pockets continue forming, gum tissue and bone decrease at a rapid rate. However, Dr. Haque of Oak Brook Smiles can halt the process through regenerative procedures.
A successful regenerative procedure can only happen when the jawbone is strong and thick enough to withstand it. This is a challenge when periodontal disease is present. To prepare for the procedure, the patient first undergoes a bone regeneration process with Dr. Haque.
Bone regeneration, also called bone grafting, requires Dr. Haque to take bone from another part of the patient’s body or from a bone bank. Next, he pulls back the gums with a dental instrument and places the implant material. After shaping the bone and placing tissue-stimulating proteins, he closes the surgical site and places protective material around it. The goal is for the new bone to regenerate strongly enough to support an implant.
Gum Tissue Regeneration
When periodontal diseases causes a loss of gum tissue, Dr. Haque must perform a gum graft. This involves contouring the gum line, covering up any exposed roots and restoring the gums to health. For the next step, he removes a small amount of tissue from the roof of the patient’s mouth and transfers it to the surgical site. The final step involves covering the surgery site with a protective membrane to encourage the regeneration of tissue. The soft tissue surrounding the gums becomes healthier and eventually grows back.
Pocket Reduction Surgery
The reason Dr. Haque performs pocket reduction surgery is to prevent bacteria from gaining access to the gum tissue. To start the process, he carefully pulls the gum tissue back and cleans the subgingival area while the patient is under general anesthesia. He may need to perform scraping with a specialized dental instrument to remove any tartar and plaque that has settled below the gum line.