Guided Gum Tissue Regeneration in NYC and New Jersey
In the past, the treatment of periodontal (gum) disease was considered to be painful and disfiguring. For many years, the best way to achieve the ultimate goal of therapy (shallow, maintainable pockets) was to do respective surgical procedures that often resulted in the exposure of sensitive root surfaces and the appearance of “long” teeth. Today, periodontists are often able to restore or regenerate missing bone and attachment around teeth subjected to long-standing periodontal disease.
Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR) refers to minimally invasive surgical procedures that attempt to regenerate lost periodontal structures (bone, periodontal ligament, and connective tissue attachment) that support our teeth. This is accomplished by using biocompatible barrier membranes to direct the growth of new bone and soft tissue, often in combination with bone grafts and/or tissue stimulating proteins.