Professional sports fans who regularly follow teams like the Los Angeles Lakers or the New York Yankees are probably already familiar with the use of stem cells, or the developing field known as regenerative medicine, to treat the knee and shoulder injuries of some of their favorite players. But thanks to recent advancements in medical technology regarding the applications of regenerative medicine for a broader range of conditions, the pioneering periodontists at the Center for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy, Dr. Alexandre-Amir Aalam, DDS and Dr. Alina Krivitsky, DDS, have made the procedure available to treat receding gums in Los Angeles.
Known as the RejuvaGum Lift™ or the French Gum Rejuvenation™ due to the procedure’s genesis in France, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitisky are among just a few periodontists trained and qualified to perform the procedure in the United States. Although the concept of regenerative medicine may seem complicated, the procedure itself is fairly straight forward, and offers several benefits over traditional gum grafting techniques to patients suffering from gum recession.
With a technique known as Advanced-Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF), a small sample of the patient’s own blood is run through a centrifuge to derive the fibrin. Components of human blood, known as growth factors, work to enhance the regenerative and advanced healing properties for each patient.
What are the Benefits of a RejuvaGum Lift™?
The process of utilizing the human body’s unique healing and restorative properties to advance surgical and injury recovery outcomes has been underway for the better part of the last decade. The RejuvaGum Lift™ and other regenerative medicine procedures not only improve overall outcomes for patients, but they can also significantly improve the experience and greatly reduce the risk of side effects typically associated with many traditional procedures.
RejuvaGum Lift™ is less invasive than a traditional gum graft, where the tissue for the grafting process is typically cut from the roof of the patient’s mouth, which can cause greater pain and discomfort, and take longer to heal than the fibrin implant.
For a new and cutting edge procedure, RejuvaGum Lift™ is generally comparable in price to a traditional gum graft.
Shorter recovery time
Due to the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, patients typically require little downtime to recover after the procedure, and can enjoy quicker results with RejuvaGum Lift™.
Potential for less side effects
Minimally invasive procedures like RejuvaGum Lift™ have an added advantage of helping to decrease pain and swelling, reduce the likelihood of infection, and improve the overall patient experience.
Uses body’s natural healing mechanisms
Using the patient’s own blood and tissue can decrease the likelihood that the body will reject the grafted material.
Contact the Center for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy Today
To learn more about this cutting-edge procedure, contact Dr. Aalam at (310) 299-8329 to find out whether a RejuvaGum Lift™ is right for you.