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How is regeneration done to treat gum recession?

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If the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed as a result of gum recession, a procedure to regenerate lost bone and tissue may be recommended. Your dentist will fold back the gum tissue and remove the bacteria. A regenerative material, such as a membrane, graft tissue, or tissue-stimulating protein, will then be applied to encourage your body to naturally regenerate bone and tissue in that area. After the regenerative material is put in place, the gum tissue is secured over the root of the tooth or teeth.

From: Receding Gums WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Periodontology: "Causes of Gum Disease," "Types of Gum Disease," "Periodontal Diseases," "Periodontal Surgery: What Can I Expect?"

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health: "Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments."

Web Dental Office: "Gum Recession."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 11, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Periodontology: "Causes of Gum Disease," "Types of Gum Disease," "Periodontal Diseases," "Periodontal Surgery: What Can I Expect?"

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health: "Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments."

Web Dental Office: "Gum Recession."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 11, 2019

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