Exploring Dental Tool Improvements

Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.

Important Facts You Should Know About Grafts As An Advanced Treatment For Gum Disease

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If you have severe gum disease, you probably know that just brushing your teeth more often or allowing the dentist to do a series of deep cleanings will not be enough to solve the problem. Instead, it is likely that you will need to consider surgical options for treating the problem, including bone or tissue grafts, as described below.

Bone Grafts

It is first important to consider that bone grafts are often needed to reinforce the strength of the jawbone for additional dental work to occur. Specifically, if you have been missing one or more teeth for a significant amount of time, your jawbone probably lost some of its bone and by extension, it is lacking the strength it once had. The dentist may need to do bone grafts to reinforce the existing strength of your jaw and replace the bone that has been destroyed by your gum disease.

The good news is that a bone graft can be done using your own bone that has been retrieved from another part of your body or your own bone that received treatment to reproduce faster than it would otherwise. Other options include synthetic bone that was created for situations like yours and donated bone. Regardless of where the bone for your graft comes from, a successful graft is often essential for your teeth to have an appropriate area in which to gain the stability that all healthy teeth need.

Tissue Grafts

One of the most well-known signs of gum disease is frequently thinning gums. Another unfortunate marker is receding gums. Tissue grafts address both problems because they can reinforce the thin gums and fill in areas where the gums have already started to pull back from the teeth.

If you get a tissue graft, it is often possible for your dentist to remove it from the top of your mouth. It can then be stitched into the area in question. There are two common examples of tissue grafts. One is known as a connective-tissue graft and is the most common choice. Another option is the free gingival graft that also uses tissue that comes from the top of your mouth. However, the connective-tissue graft uses tissue removed from a flap the dentist created. In comparison, the free gingival graft allows the tissue to be removed straight from the top of the mouth, without a flap.

In conclusion, treating advanced gum disease will frequently require surgery. Common options that your dentist or oral surgeon may suggest may include bone or tissue grafts and guided tissue regeneration. If you are considering any of those treatments, the information provided above will be very helpful. For more info, hop over to this web-site.


6 May 2016