September 30, 2016
There’s exciting news in medicine. The world’s first regeneration method just received FDA (Food and Drug Administration) clearance. It’s a treatment that gives hope to patients who have experienced significant tissue loss following periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal regeneration with the LANAP® protocol is the actual regrowth of gum tissue, including new bone formation, on a previously diseased surface. This is big news for the medical community — and for you. The new FDA clearance makes reversing the serious effects of periodontal disease easier, more effective, and more comfortable than ever before.
On the Need for True Periodontal Regeneration
Periodontal disease has serious effects on the soft and hard tissues of the mouth. Gums recede quickly and bone tissue is lost due to the infection. Teeth start to become loose, sensitive, and then eventually fall out. People develop a sunken facial structure due to their tooth and bone loss.
Previous treatments for advanced periodontal disease simply tried to patch up the problem. Solutions involved bone grafts to replace lost bone matter, artificial membranes to recreate structure, and more. Scalpels and stitches were a natural part of any procedure related to periodontal disease. But now, with the new FDA clearance for regeneration, the attachment apparatus can be successfully created anew.
What Is the Periodontal Attachment Apparatus?
The periodontal attachment apparatus is made up of the cementum, periodontal ligament, the bone, and the gingiva. These structures work together to keep the teeth firmly rooted in the gum line. Periodontal breakdown is caused by serious forms of gum disease, and results in the formation of pockets between the teeth and gums, gum recession, or a combination of both. True regeneration encourages the regrowth of these tissues for a stronger, healthier, better-functioning mouth.
What FDA Clearance of True Regeneration Means for You
If you are one of the millions of American adults suffering from the effects of advanced gum disease, you have a lot to gain from the new FDA clearance. Rather than just repairing the damage done by gingival disease, we can actually regrow the three main components of the tissue you have lost: that means you benefit from a new cementum, periodontal ligament, and a new alveolar bone. These three parts are necessary for the proper function of the mouth, and this FDA approval is the first of its kind in all of medicine.
Other methods for treating bone and tissue loss after gingival disease require lots of time and may be very uncomfortable for the patient once healing begins. But with laser precision, the procedure is far more efficient — and involves minimal bleeding, no sutures, and no scalpel.
Dr. James Rynar is pleased to be on the forefront of true periodontal regeneration. If you are in need of treatment following gum disease, or if you would like to benefit from the world’s first regeneration treatment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office. Request your appointment today!
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