Periodontal Services Houston, Texas 77074
The human mouth is a veritable breeding ground for bacteria
Once bacteria spread below the gum line, the toxins they produce will begin to literally dissolve supporting tissue and bone. Pockets will form in the spaces created by this degenerative process. Basically, the more tissue and bone that is dissolved, the bigger these pockets become.
If Periodontal Surgery is not Performed to Reduce these Pockets
In cases where the root and supporting bone structure has been too severely damaged for pocket reduction, the periodontal surgery option of regeneration may be required. As the name implies, the purpose of this procedure is to regenerate damaged bone and supporting tissue (gums).
A dentist will perform a bone graft first and then follow it up with treatments of tissue-stimulating proteins. If successful, the gums will be able to reattach to the bone.