One understands by periodontal recession the famous " loosening " of the teeth.
The report is simple, the gum tends to regress and thus reveal a larger part of the dental crown, before exposing sometimes even the root of the tooth.
These recessions can cause sensitivities or even pain, or can be aesthetically disturbing to the patient. In any case, they should be treated before the chances of success are too low. This is now possible thanks to gum grafts.
Here again the etiologies (causes) are multiple: anatomy, trauma, occlusion (that is to say the contacts of the teeth with each other), inadequate brushing technique, iatrogenic treatment etc.
Before / After periodontal treatment in our dental clinic in Geneva
After a consultation with the periodontist, a diagnosis is made and a technique is indicated with a simple goal: to cover as much (sometimes 100%) of the recession as possible, and then regain a healthy periodontal environment. Gum grafts are now a daily procedure, as today's techniques allow for a periodontal plastic microsurgical approach.
Well beyond the myth of the "gum grafting operation", these techniques of periodontal plastic surgery, or mucco-gingival, are almost painless thanks to our technical team of specialists and the per and postoperative comfort that we strive to establish in each of our patients. We are in fact the only ones to offer pre- and post-operative Biomodulation by ATP38, a light therapy which stimulates the cells and allows an acceleration of the healing process and a reduction of the inflammatory phenomenon.
Periodontal regeneration techniques are techniques implemented in the context of destruction of tooth support tissues. This is reflected clinically by removal of the gum, bleeding and mobility, sometimes accompanied by pain.
In some cases, the tooth can be saved. This is followed by micro-surgeries to remove the periodontal pocket, to get rid of the inflammatory tissue around the tooth, and to reconstruct the attachment device.
It uses biomaterials such as collagen membranes or from your own blood (the membranes of "PRF"), bone of xenogeneic origin, allogeneic or autogenous, or proteins derived from enamel.
The application of these techniques allows regeneration of the attachment device of the tooth, and thus to find a longevity of the dental organ.