During a bone graft, a periodontist folds back part of the gum and cleans out problem bacteria. Then he or she inserts the bone grafts, which work with the body to help build new bone. Bone grafts can repair damage from gum disease and boost the chances that you can keep your teeth. In addition to a bone graft, the periodontist may suggest a procedure called guided tissue regeneration. This may be an option for you if the bone that supports your teeth has been destroyed by gum disease. During regeneration, a periodontist inserts a tiny piece of mesh between the gum and bone after cleaning out the bacteria. This mesh acts like a shield, preventing the gum from growing into the area where the bone should be. This helps the bone grow back so that teeth can be saved, rather than pulled. Grafting and regeneration are some of the advanced methods that periodontists can use to help fight gum disease. Scientists are still looking at how these new discoveries can help people keep their teeth longer.
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