Advanced gum disease, also known as periodontitis, can wreak havoc on your smile. When left untreated, it can even cause gum recession and tooth loss. To help reverse the serious effects of gum disease, the doctors at Ridgewood Dental Associates offer an advanced surgical procedure known as guided tissue regeneration, or GTR This treatment allows patients with gum disease to restore the look and health of their smiles in a single surgery at our Ridgewood, NJ, dental office. After the recovery period, you can expect to enjoy improved strength and stability in your smile.
Gum Disease and Tissue Loss
Untreated gum disease can create deep gum pockets around your teeth, leaving your roots exposed to bacteria and decay. This bacteria also becomes trapped underneath the gums, where it starts to break down both hard and soft tissues. Without timely periodontal treatment, this can lead to gum recession, tooth loss, and bone loss.