Gum disease, which is also called periodontal disease, is an infection that attacks the gums and bone that surround and support your teeth. This disease has two stages. During the first, gingivitis, the disease affects the gums, which is the soft tissue that surrounds your teeth. During the second stage, periodontitis, the infection spreads below the gums to damage the tissues and bone that support your teeth. This stage is more severe. For patients with periodontitis, Dr. Kamy Noruzi may recommend guided tissue regeneration in Geneva, Illinois. The symptoms for periodontitis include:
- Gums that recede from the teeth
- The formation of deep pockets between the teeth and gums
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste
- Pus coming from the gums
- A change in your bite
- Loose permanent teeth
Guided tissue regeneration is used to correct periodontal pockets, receding gums, and bone loss. This procedure restores and regenerates missing tissues around the teeth. Guided tissue regeneration is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that regenerates lost bone and tissue. Our periodontist will use biocompatible barrier membranes to direct the growth of new bone and tissues. This procedure is often used in combination with bone grafts.
Feel free to contact Fox River Periodontics, PC today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.