At Smiles by Shields, we’re your resource for preventive and long-term care through your Jacksonville, FL dentist. Oftentimes, the need for prosthodontics begins with periodontitis, an inflammatory disease that causes loss of the tooth-supporting apparatus, including periodontal ligament, cementum, and alveolar bone.
We offer several treatment options to restore the structure and function of the periodontal tissues. A regenerative approach could be the most promising pathway for future treatment developments, though the body’s innate regenerative capacity is still not well understood.
One new study indicates that the positions of appropriate bioactive matrices relative to the injury site may stimulate the innate regenerative stem cell populations, removing the need to deliver foreign stem cells or other medical interventions. If you’re concerned about the onset of periodontal disease and you’d like to learn more about preventive care and regenerative therapies, contact your Jacksonville FL dentist today!
J.H. Kim et. al. “Advanced Biomatrix Designs for Regenerative Therapy of Periodontal Tissues.” J DENT RES December 2014 93: 1203-1211, first published on August 19, 2014 doi:10.1177/002203451454068.