Your New Best Friend: Emdogain
Patients who have been diagnosed with advanced periodontal disease need to get it treated promptly. Unfortunately, many people put off treating periodontal disease because the treatment options for advanced gum disease, usually a bone graft procedure, is painful and time-consuming. At least that was what it was like in the past. Now, thanks to Emdogain advanced periodontal disease can be treated in a safe, effective way that isn’t as painful or time-consuming.
What is Emdogain?
Emdogain is a carefully created biological dental product that is made up mostly of protein. The proteins that are used to make Emdogain can help the body regrow or regenerate both hard and soft tissue that is found along the root of the teeth.
Advanced stage periodontal disease can destroy the hard and soft tissue of the teeth. The body is unable to successfully regrow that tissue on its own. With the application of Emdogain, the body is “tricked” into regrowing and regenerating the hard and soft tissue of the teeth.
Why Would a Periodontist Recommend Emdogain?
Periodontists recommend the use of Emdogain because it can improve the success rate of your periodontal surgery. When it is used, it can speed up the healing process and even cause the teeth to become stronger and more stable.
A periodontist may also recommend Emdogain as an alternative to a bone graft. Bone grafts are extremely painful and time-consuming surgical procedures. Emdogain can do exactly what a bone graft would do, stabilize your teeth by creating a strong supporting bone structure, without requiring you to go through the lengthy and painful surgical procedure.
How is Emdogain Administered to Patients?
Emdogain is given to patients as part of their periodontal surgery. Periodontal surgery is often the best, and only, way to treat advanced-stage periodontal disease.
During the periodontal surgery, your periodontist will make several small incisions along the gum line. This will open up the area where periodontal disease is present. Once the area is exposed your periodontist will work to properly clean the teeth, remove any tartar deposits, and remove any diseased gum tissue. After the area has been properly cleaned, your periodontist will then apply Emdogain to the root of the teeth.
Emdogain is applied using a syringe. Your periodontist will take the syringe and directly inject the gel-like substance into the root of the teeth. Once the gel has been injected your periodontist will close up the surgical site and the healing process begins.
How Long Does it Take Emdogain to Work?
Emdogain doesn’t work overnight. In fact, it takes several months for the body to start regrowing and regenerating the hard and soft tissue. Estimates vary for how long it takes for it to start working, but it generally doesn’t start working for three to four months.
Once the Emdogain does start to work, it will continue to work with your body for anywhere from a year to three years. Your body will constantly continue to create hard and soft tissue near the root of the teeth. The more tissue that is grown, the stronger your teeth will become.
Is Emdogain Right for Me?
Emdogain is a great treatment option for many people with advanced periodontal disease. However, it may not be right for everyone. If you are interested in seeing if you are a good candidate for this type of periodontal treatment, call Vero VIP Implants and Periodontics to schedule a consultation. Our experience periodontist will assess your individual case and determine if you are good candidate for Emdogain.
If you aren’t a good candidate for Emdogain, there are still other periodontal disease treatment options that can help you improve the health of your teeth and gums. Our periodontist will explore all treatment options with you and help you find the best one for you. Call our office today to schedule a consultation with our experienced periodontist to discuss treatment options.