Are Stem Cells Able to Help with Gum Regeneration?
Posted on 7/10/2018 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
Stem cell technology is still fairly new. Researchers are trying to figure out the different ways that this technology can help people. They are trying to find out what conditions will benefit from the use of stem cells.
Gum disease and the problems of receding gums is one of the areas that stem cell technology offers some possibilities. It is worth considering whether stem cells can help with gum regeneration to help with this problem.
Treatment for Gum Disease
Gum disease is a serious problem that if left untreated will only get worse. It can cause issues that include receding gums, gaps and pockets and eventually periodontitis. It can eventually lead to bone and tissue loss. There are many ways to treat the problems associated with gum disease, but one of the newer ways includes stem cell technology.
The first types of treatment for gum disease are non-surgical techniques. As the disease progresses, a surgical treatment is often required. The most common surgical treatment is soft tissue grafts. A stem cell is similar to the soft tissue grafts. Stem cell and differentiated cells are applied to the gums. The stem cells improve the ability of the tissue to regenerate.
Advantages of Stem Cells
The use of stem cells is not as expensive and is not as invasive as the traditional soft tissue grafts. There is no need for donor tissue or to take tissue from the palate. Instead, they are delivered through a spray. The time for recovery from the procedure is faster and the whole process is painless. The stem cells provide the basis for more gum tissue to grow.
Stem cell technology is going to help people with many health problems. It is possible that it will help many people who are dealing with receding gums and the oral health issues that surround it. If you want to learn more about it or any other dental procedure, contact the dental professionals at our office.
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