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Traditionally, gum disease is treated by eliminating gum pockets. The infected gum tissue is trimmed away, and uneven bone tissue re-contoured. Although this is still an effective way of treating gum disease to a point, new and more sophisticated procedures are routinely used today. The reason new techniques are needed is that if infections of the mouth became advanced, bone will be destroyed as well.
North Suburban Periodontics uses the very latest techniques to regenerate bone that has been damaged. Dr. McClenahan and our staff are expert in a bone grafting technique called “Guided Tissue Regeneration.”
With this grafting technique, a small piece of special fabric mesh is placed between the bone and the gum tissue. The mesh blocks the gum from growing into the bone area and stimulates the destroyed bone to grow. Through these modern techniques the original bone that has been destroyed by infection can be naturally built-up. When the bone becomes restored and healthy it is again strong enough to be prepared for implants.
North Suburban Periodontics has performed thousands of these guided tissue grafts. We are often referred by your general dental provider, or you. In cases where your provider does not normally refer to our practice it is your right as a patient to ask your general dental provider to specifically refer us.