Periodontal disease destroys the tissues that hold the teeth, the best known / popular is the alveolar bone and, therefore, that if treatments are not directed to stop it, the teeth lose their support and begin to move until they are lost spontaneously or they have to be extracted since this mobility causes discomfort and infections to the patient.
More than 30 years ago, the first studies showed that it was possible to regenerate not only the bone lost around teeth, but also the periodontal ligament that joins it to the root of the tooth, as well as the tissue on the outside of the tooth's root, known as root cement. These techniques, which are included in regenerative periodontal surgery, are known as Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR). The benefits of applying them in the cases that require it are significant, since by improving tooth support, it improves its prognosis and therefore its long-term viability.
Nowadays, thanks to the evolution of technology, highly studied biological materials are used, which, when applied together with minimally invasive surgery techniques, allow satisfactory results to be obtained with our periodontal treatments without causing great discomfort to our patients.
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