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Hi there,

I have widespread gum recession and bone loss in my teeth. I'm looking for a
treatment that can regenerate the alveolar bone supporting my teeth and
the gums as well.

Currently, I'm go in for dental cleaning (deep gum cleaning) every 3 months
and I'm also consulting with a periodontist. My periodontist tells
me that there is no treatment available yet that can regenerate gum tissue
and/or bone supporting the teeth. He also tells me that my situation will
get worse over time (talk about depressing!!)

I'm in my early 30s now. My gum problems started when I was around
19 or 20 years old, which was the time I started orthodontic treatment.
My braces were taken off when I was in my early 20s, and after that time
my gums and bone support for the teeth have slowly gotten worse over time.

I keep my oral hygiene very clean, daily flossing, brushing with
electric toothbrush (Rotadent brush), and I also take Vitamin C and
other supplements. I reduce sugar as much as I can in my diet. And I
eat lots of whole grains and vegetables. But I have been unable to
halt the gum disease's progression.

I've read of promising new treatment such as gene therapy to
rebuild gums (cf. Dr. Giannobile's work at the University of
Michigan )
Also there is the experimental use of cell tissues in collagen/ or platelet
to regenerate gums/ bones.

However, unfortunately for me, these products are all still experimental and
are a few years away from FDA approval.

Are there any dentists or periodontists who have existing techniques
that are successful in regenerating gums and bone around the teeth??

I would like to do such a treatment soon as I don't want to lose any more bone and/or teeth!
Thanks you.

Peter C.
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replied April 20th, 2010
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Hi!

Yes there are but I didn''t experience it:

-for gum and bones
-for gum: alloderm
-for bones: bio os

Therapies based on stem cells:
In US isolagen (fibrocell) are or were working on gum regrowth but they had financial problems (and others) and treatment of wrinkles seems to be their priority today.

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replied April 20th, 2010
I forget to say that before thinking to regenerate things, the disease should be stopped first. They are many things for that (large spectra antibiotic, laser etc)

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replied June 30th, 2011
Treatments to stimulate alveolar bone regrowth & save my tee
I have dramatic bone loss in the central lower 6 teeth. The teeth are otherwise healthy. I have been having regular cleanings from my dentist, & she never mentioned that I had pockets. So I went blindly along, thinking everything was fine. After 3 years, she finally referred me to a periodontist who says the 6 teeth should be removed, & implants put in their place.
As an otherwise very attractive young woman I am very upset at this prospect.
Does anyone know of any treatments that can generate
the alveolar bone to regrow??
I enquired about BMP (bone morphogenic protein paste) & was told its not helpful in cases like mine, only to stimulate bone growth after bone grafts, &/or implants.
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replied July 12th, 2011
Hi Netta
In answer to your quest.
1. Yes i have xrays documenting the last few years.
I have some photos taken recently, not before.
2. Yes, unfortunatley i am a smoker..about 3 to 6 cigs a night. had a plastic guard made to protect my teeth
when i do smoke.
3. not a diabetic.
4. exceptionally fit & healthy in all other regards.
have a physical once a year every year as preventative. genetically my family have amazing teeth on my mothers side (grandmother has all her teeth at
73 yrs) & so so on my fathers side.
5. no haven't had any comments on the any occlusion
and don't grind my teeth.
would appreciate any advice/helpful input re regenerating the alveolar bone & gum tissue.
thankyou for your time & care
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replied July 12th, 2011
Hi Netta
In answer to your quest.
1. Yes i have xrays documenting the last few years.
I have some photos taken recently, not before.
2. Yes, unfortunatley i am a smoker..about 3 to 6 cigs a night. had a plastic guard made to protect my teeth
when i do smoke.
3. not a diabetic.
4. exceptionally fit & healthy in all other regards.
have a physical once a year every year as preventative. genetically my family have amazing teeth on my mothers side (grandmother has all her teeth at
73 yrs) & so so on my fathers side.
5. no haven't had any comments on the any occlusion
and don't grind my teeth.
would appreciate any advice/helpful input re regenerating the alveolar bone & gum tissue.
thankyou for your time & care
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replied February 24th, 2013
START EATING PROBIOTIC FOODS, LIKE YOGURT, KIMCHI, SAUERKRAUT, THESE FOODS HAVE GOOD BACTERIA. WHEN EATEN THEY KICK OUT BAD BACTERIUM FROM THE MOUTH AND THROAT AREAS. ALSO TAKE FISH OIL WITH EXTRA DHA.
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