It’s important to identify and treat gum disease and gum recession early. Left unchecked, the situation can worsen to a point where the root becomes unprotected and teeth may loosen or fall out.
Gum disease is an inflammatory disease of the periodontal tissues, which may result in the loss of teeth and supporting structures.
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When gums recede, the bone and other tissues that support your tooth's root are also lost.
Learn more about gum recession.
Regenerative Treatment with Straumann Emdogain
Emdogain is designed to treat and reverse the effects of gum disease and gum recession naturally. In much the way stem cells work to generate new cell growth, Emdogain uses proteins – which your body produces naturally – to regenerate lost gum tissue, bone, and the structures that anchor teeth to bone. Emdogain is used in conjunction with periodontal surgery.
Learn more about regenerative treatment with Emdogain.
Things you should know
If you have uncontrolled diabetes, wounds that do not heal, are taking high doses of steroids, are taking an anticoagulant (blood thinner), have a bone disease, being treated with radiation or other treatments which make it hard for you to fight an infection, or have experienced problems in the past after surgery, these conditions might present a risk for you. These conditions are not related to Emdogain, but can be associated with oral surgery. Please consult with your doctor to see if Emdogain is right for you.
There is a slight chance you may experience an allergic reaction - if you do, contact your doctor.
Emdogain works best if you follow your doctor's instructions about oral hygiene.