The goal is to create a situation that resembles the one before the parodontitis as closely as possible. The destroyed tissue must recover and grow again. That way, the teeth regain their firm hold.
There are two main courses of action to take:
- Regenerative therapy
- Microsurgical therapy
The following text will explain both treatments:
After a successful initial treatment, the inflammation will have eased off. However, the gingival pockets remain. Furthermore, the direct connection between tooth and jaw by the ligament is lost. The body grows connective tissue instead, which only surrounds the tooth but does not give it firm hold. That means that the entire supporting tissue has lost its function.
This also gives bacteria the chance to reclaim the area and start new infections.
In the 1980s, scientists discovered a technique, which supports the growth and reorganization of the tooth-supporting tissue by imitating the process of tooth formation, as it takes place during early childhood. The trigger is the application of so-called enamel-matrix-proteins. During tooth formation, the body produces these itself, but stops production as soon as the teeth are complete. Protein application in an adult body results in “recollection” of this lost ability and the organism is able to restart the growth process.
Growth starts immediately after the treatment and takes several months. Usually the patients don’t notice the process, only the result. During this time, regular visits to a dentist will support the treatment and make the result more durable.
The enamel-matrix-protein application is a well documented therapy that has been successful with over a million patients worldwide. It gives us the chance to restore both function and good looks of your teeth on a biological basis.
Microsurgical techniques have been established to achieve the best aesthetic results midern parodontology could possibly provide.
Therefore, delicate instruments and extremly thin/high quality suture material are used on a regular basis.