GTR (Guided Tissue Regeneration) is a procedure that focuses on partially restoring the periodontal tissues to their original state. With the advancements in modern periodontics, in most cases the damaged pockets can be restored through GTR surgery.

The aim of GTR is to guide the natural mouth tissue, so that the periodontal lesion is healed naturally.

A regenerative procedure may be recommended to you when the bone supporting your teeth has eroded due to the occurrence of periodontal disease. Regeneration procedures can reverse some of the damage by regenerating both the lost bone and tissue.

During this procedure, your periodontist fold backs the gum tissue and removes the bacteria causing the disease. Tissue-stimulating proteins can be used to encourage your body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue. By eliminating existing bacteria, the newly regenerated bone and tissue helps to reduce pocket depth and can begin to repair damage caused by the periodontal disease.