Patients come to Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry with a wide variety of periodontal needs—some of the most common involving receding gums or bone tissue. This recession can result from a number of influences, such as gum disease, trauma, or gradual wear. Dr. Daniel Lauer strives to offer solutions for this recession by providing state-of-the-art treatment options that can provide long-term improvement. With Straumann® Emdogain™, he can effectively help regenerate patients’ soft and hard periodontal tissue that have receded.
Emdogain™ is an enamel matrix protein-based gel that can effectively preserve tooth health by reversing the effects of gum disease, ultimately helping prevent loose teeth. This product is used along with periodontal surgery to help naturally stimulate new cell growth. Before Emdogain™, no method was available to regenerate the tissues that support the teeth. By using this advanced system, Dr. Lauer is able to provide an alternative to traditional recession treatments, such as taking a gum graft, often with less discomfort.
There are several advantages to using Emdogain™ in your periodontal therapy, and Dr. Lauer will help you understand how the solution can aid in your long-term results. In general, you can experience the following benefits:
- Regeneration of receded bone and gum tissue
- Improved wound healing
- Less pain and discomfort than traditional gum recession treatments
- Natural-looking results to improve the look of your smile
- Long-lasting results
The Emdogain™ Treatment
To begin your Emdogain™ treatment, a local anesthetic will first be administered to the treatment area. At this point, the gums are surgically lifted to expose the entirety of the tooth root. The root surface is cleaned to ensure any calculus or plaque are removed, after which the area will be rinsed with a sterile saline. To further treat the tooth root, PrefGel is applied to the root surface for two minutes to condition the area. This process is then completed by a sterile saline rinsing the site.
Immediately after your periodontal procedure, a prefilled syringe of Emdogain™ is applied to the site. This is done with a needle that injects the gel to cover the entire root’s surface. Once the gel has been generously applied, the gum tissue is then sutured closed.
Recovery and Results
Throughout your recovery, you will have follow-up visits with Dr. Lauer to ensure your periodontal tissues are healing properly. You should begin to notice improvement within the first few weeks after treatment. Your hard and soft tissues should continue to regenerate over the course of several months, after which point you can enjoy your final results. Clinical studies have shown this significant improvement can last up to 10 years. To ensure your treatment is long lasting, it is important that you follow best oral hygiene practices, which will be discussed during your appointment.
Learn More About Emdogain™
Dr. Lauer is considered an authority on the use of Emdogain™. He has published articles about the periodontal therapy, and regularly lectures to the local dental community about its effects. If you would like to learn more about the potential of Emdogain™ for tissue regeneration, please contact us today to schedule your appointment with our board-certified periodontist.