What is guided tissue regeneration for gum disease treatment?
You might get guided tissue regeneration if the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed. This procedure stimulates bone and gum tissue growth. Done in combination with flap surgery, you get a small piece of mesh-like fabric inserted between the bone and gum tissue. This keeps the gum tissue from growing into the area where the bone should be. This allows the bone and connective tissue to regrow to better support the teeth.
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