Bone regeneration

Bone regeneration procedures aim to reconstruct intra bony defects after periodontal pathologies.

They can be performed using autogenous bone or xenographs to fill the intra bony pockets. Regeneration membranes which isolate gingival healing from bone healing (which is slower) can also be used.

However, no one of these procedures can replace dental plaque (bacteria) removal from the gingival crevice after each food uptake.

Risk factors

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The main cause of periodontal (gum) disease is plaque, but other factors affect the health of your gums.

  • AGE
  • SMOKING/TOBACCO USE
  • GENETICS
  • STRESS
  • MEDICATIONS
  • CLENCHING OR GRINDING TEETH
  • OTHER SYSTEMIC DISEASES
  • POOR NUTRITION AND OBESITY

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Preventing periodontal disease

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Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused when bacteria in plaque (a sticky, colourless film that forms in the mouth) build up between the gums and teeth. When the bacteria begin to grow, the gums surrounding the tooth can become inflamed.