As we have discussed before on our blog, there are countless people that suffer from gum disease and gum recession.

In order to combat the effects of this extremely prevalent issue it is absolutely crucial that we identify and treat it early. Left unchecked, the situation can worsen to a point where teeth may loosen or fall out.

The cause of gum disease

If tartar is not removed, its toxins irritate the gums and stimulate an inflammatory response in which the body, in essence, turns on itself and the tissues and bone that support the teeth are broken down and destroyed. Additionally, bacteria and their toxins spread and cause bacterial plaque. If plaque is not removed by appropriate oral hygiene, tartar develops due to mineral deposits. A normal toothbrush is no longer sufficient; its removal requires professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist.

Diagnosing Gum Recession

The role of gum tissue is to cover and protect the tooth root and underlying jawbone. When gum tissue recedes, the bone and other tissues that support your tooth’s root are also lost. The resulting root sensitivity may also make eating and drinking unpleasant or even painful. It’s important to identify and treat recession early. Left unchecked, recession could worsen to a point where the root becomes unprotected and then you could be at risk for tooth loss.

Regenerative Treatment with Straumann Emdogain

Emdogain is designed to treat and reverse the effects of gum disease and gum recession naturally. In much the way stem cells work to generate new cell growth, Emdogain uses proteins – which your body produces naturally – to regenerate lost gum tissue, bone, and the structures that anchor teeth to bone. Emdogain is used in conjunction with periodontal surgery. These enamel matrix proteins are what helped your teeth form when you were a child. Your body recognizes the proteins and again begins to form the tissue fibers that anchor your teeth. Emdogain not only helps to promote the reformation of tooth attachment fibers upon application, but it also continues the development of new attachment for up to one year.

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