Gum disease causes serious oral issues and bone decay is one of them. In your mouth, bone decay is a precursor for extensive tooth loss and the need for dental implants or dentures. Most often oral bone decay is treated with bone grafting surgery. This procedure replaces lost bones with synthetic bone materials or bone pieces from other areas of your body. As technology and medicine progress, one common question patients ask oral surgeons is “Can you regenerate bone around your teeth naturally?” In many cases, the answer is yes!
Can a Dentist Save My Teeth?
In the past, serious cases of tooth decay were automatically considered a lost cause for many dentists and oral surgeons. Now, modern materials exist that make it possible to heal teeth and reverse damage caused by disease and decay. The main factors that dictate whether or not a tooth can be saved include:
- How far the disease has progressed
- The state of surrounding teeth
- Overall oral health of the patient
If you have a decaying tooth, the best course of action is to schedule a consultation with a trusted oral surgeon to go over your options. They will be able to assess the damage and determine a treatment plan that will help keep your mouth healthy long-term.
What Treatments Are Used To Regrow Teeth?
If an oral surgeon believes that your teeth can be saved, there are a variety of treatments available. The most commonly prescribed treatments for bone regeneration involved the use of EMP gels. EMPs (Enamel Matrix Proteins) are harvested from other bones and mimic the proteins needed to grow:
- New bones
- and attachment fibers for teeth.
For most people, EMPs have a minimal risk for rejection and allergic reactions.
In addition to growing new bone, these treatments also stop the germs that cause bone loss. EMP treatments are most effective in cases of minor to moderate bone loss. Effective procedures have been proven to tighten teeth, regenerate bone loss, and reverse gum disease.
Do I Need Surgery to Fix Oral Bone Loss?
The best thing about EMP treatments is that they’re not one-size-fits-all. An experienced oral surgeon will be able to determine what level of treatment is best for each individual tooth. Some treatments require multiple applications of the EMP gel by an oral surgeon, whereas other more severe cases need a surgical application to be effective.
If you’re worried about going through surgery, it’s in your best interest to schedule a consultation with a reputable oral surgeon. To alleviate your concerns, an oral surgeon will walk you through what a typical EMP treatment looks like.
Advanced Cosmetic and Medical Oral Surgery in Union City, NJ
In New Jersey, Union City Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is known for providing top patient care. Our office utilizes the best technology available and works to ensure that every patient has a positive experience. If you’re worried about your oral health or what oral surgery treatments entail, Dr. Nancy Herbst and our dental team will ease your fears by educating you on the process for your treatment. We set ourselves apart from other oral surgeons in the area by providing patient care before, during, and after the treatment.
If you’re ready to take control of your dental health, there’s no better time than now to contact Union City Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. To schedule a free consultation call 201-601-9262 or contact us online today.