Dental News: Biomimetic Dentistry and Gum Tissue Healing

Biomimetic dentistry focuses on the patient’s total health in relation to minimally invasive dentistry that requires little to no damage to healthy tooth structure or gum tissue. As a proponent of biomimeticdentistry, our Knoxville dentist, Dr. Erpenbach, offers dental care that prioritizes healing and restoration instead of drill and fill….

Biomimetic dentistry focuses on the patient’s total health in relation to minimally invasive dentistry that requires little to no damage to healthy tooth structure or gum tissue. As a proponent of biomimeticdentistry, our Knoxville dentist, Dr. Erpenbach, offers dental care that prioritizes healing and restoration instead of drill and fill. With this in mind, the following is exciting news to our dental office in Knoxville.

Biomimetic Capsules Encourage Gum Tissue Healing

According to Medical News Today, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh are developing a time-release capsule that will help gingival tissue heal from devestating periodontal disease effects. To help you learn more about how the capsule works, our Knoxville dentist will first explain the damage caused by gum disease.

The Ravages of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is one of the most common dental conditions in the United States. Gum disease starts as plaque buildup along the gum line which infects the gingival tissue. As the infection grows, periodontal pockets form between the teeth and gums. In these cesspools of bacteria and plaque, gumdisease continues to grow, destroying the connective tissues between teeth and gums. As a result, gum tissue recedes, teeth become loose in their sockets, and the jawbone will begin to deteriorate.

How the Biomimetic Capsules Work

These new time-release capsules seek to stop the spread of infection and help heal gum tissue by bringing medicine to the source. Injected directly into the periodontal pockets, the time-released capsules will begin to reduce inflammation and foster healing. The medication help restore immune balance, preventing gum disease from becoming more severe. Researchers also suggest the biomimetic medicine will promote gum tissue and bone tissue regrowth, to help reverse the effects of periodontitis.

Family Dentist in Knoxville

At our Knoxville dental office, we are glad to bring you exciting news in dentistry and information about oral health care. To learn more about dental care and news, subscribe to our weekly blogs or contact our Knoxville dental office at 865-329-7815. Dr. Erpenbach as well as our team of dental professionals look forward to helping you restore your optimal oral health with conservative periodontal disease treatment.