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GTR: Guided Tissue Regeneration for Gums….

Do you know when GTR–guided tissue regeneration–will be available to us? I have root recision that is giving me sensitivity and some cosmetic problems. For example, there is so much recision on my front lower teeth that sometimes someone asks me if I have something stuck in my teeth when it’s just a large, empty dark triangle of space between two teeth that can look like I have something stuck there.

Thanks,
Mary

Answer:

Even though they have done it in the lab, it will be a while before it is done commercially and widely available.

The consensus seems to be that the ability to regenerate will be a few years out still .

It is extremely difficult to get tissue to grow over a tooth where it has previously receded. That has been the problem up until now.

But a dentist I know tells me it should be a few years before they have a workable solution.

I wish I had better NEWS on this – sorry. Be patient. If you really cannot wait, a gum graft might be something to look at.

If you go that route, I would utilize a periodontist.

Sincerely,

David Snape
Author: What You Should Know about Gum Disease http://www.ToothyGrinsStore.com

 

 

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