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2440 N. Josey Ln, Suite 202
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 242-7603
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1601 N. Elm St, Suite B
Denton, TX 76201
(940) 566-7021
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FLOWER MOUND
651 Cross Timbers Rd, Suite 102
Flower Mound, TX 75028
(972) 434-8050
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6340 Preston Rd, Suite 100
Frisco, TX 75034
(469) 489-ROOT
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ROOT™ Periodontal & Implant Centers

GUIDED TISSUE REGENERATION

Serving the Greater Dallas Fort Worth Metro

Guided Tissue Regeneration Serving the Greater Dallas Fort Worth Metro

4 CONVENIENT DFW LOCATIONS • CARROLLTON • DENTON • FLOWER MOUND • FRISCO

Guided Tissue Regeneration Dallas Fort Worth

Guided tissue regeneration (GTR) is a dental technique the directs the growth of gingival tissue and new bone. GTR is most commonly used for patients with advanced periodontal disease, and more specifically, patients who need to establish new jawbone tissue. GTR involves the placement of special membrane between the bone and the gum, which prevents gum tissue from occupying the space where the bone has been lost. In doing so, the new bone has an opportunity to grow.

The most common reason GTR is required is due to periodontal disease, which occurs when the gums become infected. When left untreated long enough, pockets in the gum can begin to deepen, which increases the likelihood of collecting bacteria, which then causes the body to trigger an inflammatory response. This inflammatory response will begin to cause damage to your teeth, and may potentially result in a gummy smile, bacterial infection, the need for a tooth to be extracted, and/or for the jawbone to begin to deteriorate. GTR is an effective method for your body to regrow damaged or lost gum tissue or bone, which in turn will improve your overall oral health and reduce the likelihood of requiring a bone graft or having a tooth extracted.

At ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center, we are committed to ensuring you maintain your bright and healthy smile. We are also proud to provide you with the latest dental technology to ensure that you achieve the long-lasting results that you deserve. If you are interested in learning more about the quality services we offer, or if you have any questions concerning whether or not guided tissue regeneration is right for you, contact us today. We are committed to helping you achieve and maintain that bright, healthy smile that you deserve!

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At ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center, your bright, healthy smile is our top priority. Our experienced team of specialists is invested in meeting all of your dental needs: from calming anxieties to teaching good habits, from periodontal check-ups to dental surgery.

Dr. Patel

Candidates for Guided Tissue Regeneration

Guided tissue regeneration can be a valid option for nearly all patients, however it is typically recommended for patients with advanced periodontal disease which has resulted in significant loss of bone or gum tissue.

Guided Tissue Regeneration Process

In order to determine if guided tissue regeneration is right for you, you will need to schedule an initial consultation, during which we will examine the overall health of your teeth, review your medical history, and determine what treatment options are best suited to your unique needs.

If guided tissue regeneration is determined to be the optimal treatment option for you, your procedure will typically begin with a local anesthetic. The type of anesthesia that is used may vary, depending upon the severity of your case as well as your overall sensitivity. Once you are properly numbed, the infected gums are opened and cleaned and the infected tissue is removed. Next, the membrane is placed and stitched over the affected area. Once the membrane is in place, it will provide the necessary space to allow the bone to begin healing itself over time. During the healing process, the membrane and stiches will either naturally be absorbed or removed at a later date.

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Scheduling regular visits to maintain your teeth and gums will actively improve your overall health, and maintaining a bright and strong healthy smile will do wonders for your self-confidence.

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Aftercare Following Guided Tissue Regeneration

Following your guided tissue regeneration procedure, it is important to closely adhere to the aftercare instructions provided by your periodontist. To help alleviate any pain or discomfort, it may be helpful to take OTC medication, such as Ibuprofen or Advil. It is also common to experience some swelling, which can be addressed through the use of an ice pack. You will want to invest in a soft bristle toothbrush and should plan on sticking to a soft food diet for the first three to five days, slowly reintroducing hard foods as your recovery progresses.

Once your gums have healed fully, the best way to maximize the benefits and longevity of this procedure is to practice good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once daily, ideally every time you brush your teeth. It is also important to practice proper brushing and flossing techniques. In addition to practicing consistent and proper oral selfcare, it is also important to schedule regular checkups every six months or with even more frequency, depending upon the severity of your case. By maintaining a consistent oral health care routine, you will significantly reduce your risk for developing additional periodontal issues and will continue enjoying a bright and healthy smile.

Guided Tissue Regeneration Cost

There are a range of factors that can impact the final cost of having guided tissue regeneration performed, such as the severity of your case, any associated procedures that will need to be performed prior to or along with treatment, as well as your insurance plan.

Our team is committed to helping you complete necessary paperwork, schedule appointments, and answer any questions you have concerning billing. For patients who have insurance plans, we do request you submit medical/dental insurance information with your New Patient Paperwork to expedite this process.

Please note: to reduce costs to our patients while still ensuring that we can provide the highest level of care, we have the following financial polices:

  • We accept Discover, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express
  • Full payment is due after services rendered
  • Payment plan options are available via www.CareCredit.com

PERIODONTAL SERVICES

To determine if you have gum disease, your periodontist will measure the space between your teeth and gums. Patients who have pockets that are deeper than the average depth of three millimeters or less will be considered candidates for treating gum disease. Depending upon how severe your case is, your periodontist will suggest a follow up appointment, during which several different treatment options may be recommended.

Pinhole Surgical Treatment

Patients who are suffering from periodontal disease may experience gum recession. If this issue is not treated at an early stage, more complicated and serious problems can develop, as gum recession creates greater exposure of your natural teeth, which creates opportunities for bacteria to build. To address this issue, patients have historically had gum grafting, which involves removing tissue from unaffected areas and then grafting this tissue to the areas that have been affected. This is an effective method for addressing the issue of receding gums, however there is a newer and increasingly popular approach to treating receding gums, which is the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST).

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Laser Gum Surgery

Laser gum surgery is an advanced treatment option that efficiently and painlessly treats gum disease through the use of a laser. One of the unique aspects of laser gum surgery is that the laser pinpoints and kills bacteria without damaging surrounding gum tissue. Unlike other treatment options, which involve cutting and suturing, patients who have laser gum surgery and treatment performed will have a much quicker healing process.

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Gum Grafting

Patients who have gum recession may consider having a gum graft, a common oral surgical procedure that thickens existing gums and/or covers a tooth root surface in order to prevent further recession from occurring. Gum recession can occur for a variety of reasons, but the most common reason is due to periodontal disease. A gum graft will not only improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile, but will also reduce your risk of developing additional issues.

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Gingival Contouring

Patients who have an imbalanced ratio between their visible gums and teeth have what is commonly referred to as a gummy smile. Gummy smiles can be caused by a range of factors, including bone deterioration, periodontal disease, or genetic predisposition. Regardless of the reason, patients often feel self-conscious about their appearance and will seek to improve this issue by having a gum contouring procedure performed.

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Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing (also known as deep teeth cleaning and deep gum cleaning) is a common method used to address periodontal disease. Scaling refers to the process of removing tartar that has accumulated, either on your teeth or below your gumline. Planing refers to the removal of tartar below the root line. When bacteria is allowed to settle on your teeth for too long, it will eventually mineralize and turn into tartar. The primary difference between plaque and tartar is that plaque can be removed by conventional brushing methods, whereas tartar will need to be removed through the efforts of your periodontist. It is important to schedule regular deep teeth cleaning and deep gum cleaning appointments to prevent periodontal disease from developing.

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At ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center, we take your health, confidence, and teeth seriously. Scheduling regular visits to maintain your teeth and gums will actively improve your overall health, and maintaining a bright and strong healthy smile will do wonders for your self-confidence. In addition to recognizing the importance of your oral health, we also understand the importance of your time, which is why we are committed to making every visit to our clinic as efficient as possible.

If you would like to learn more about guided tissue regeneration and/or see if guided tissue regeneration is right for you, schedule an appointment or consultation today with our friendly, helpful staff, who can be reached at the following locations: Carrollton: (972) 242-7603; Flower Mound: (972) 434-8050; Denton: (940) 566-7021, or Frisco: (469) 489-ROOT.

We look forward to serving you and your smile and having you on your way as soon as possible!

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