My periodontist has told me that I need to have gum surgery for all four quadrants of my mouth. The thought of the gums being cut and then sewn back is very distressing. I am also concerned that the recession will be greater after gum surgery. I began researching the laser surgery and came upon the procedure known as Regenerative Periodontal Endoscopy, or RPE. Has anyone had this procedure? Can you tell me your experience and provide results? When I mentioned RPE to my periodontist, he seemed to not know what I was talking about at first and then said it was only for localized areas of the gum and not a procedure for the entire mouth. Any first hand experience with RPE would be appreciated.View Thread
I would like to give everyone and update after having RPE a year and 3 months ago. My dentist and periodontist are both amazed at the success of this procedure. My multiple 9 and 10 gum pockets are still at 2's and 3's over a year later. I have continued a very thorough dental routine and quit smoking, which I know has helped. However, I seriously believe that had I not had this procedure, I would have lost several of my teeth. I am still taking the Periostat and will probably take it indefinitely, as my periodontist says that he believes it is helping with my gum inflammation. I still do have some bone loss but my gums are healthy. If anyone is told by their dentist or periodontist that they need the regular flap surgery, please look into Judy's RPE procedure. It is one of the best decisions I ever made.View Thread
If you plan to get RPE, it is not necessary to have the root planing first, or at all. I mistakeny had the root planing before I was aware of the RPE procedure and it left me with gaps between my teeth and sensitive teeth that I did not have before this procedure.View Thread
I would definately email her and ask her about Periostat and your situation. I had the procedure in April of 2012 and am still taking it. My plan is to take it for the full year. I believe it has helped with the good results I have had.View Thread
Hello everyone. Aggies93 here. I recently had my first check up after having the RPE surgery and wanted to tell my story. Below is an email I wrote to Judy Carroll about my results that I also gave her permission to put on her testamonial website, because all of it is 100% true.
Dear Judy, I came to Seattle to have RPE on May 24 of this year and wanted to send you an update. I had my first dentist appointment today since the procedure. I have attached my gum chart taken on 2/27/12 and the one I just had done on 12/17/12. As you will see on the first chart, I had many 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9's. My periodontist at the time told me I needed the flap surgery that would cost over $10000. The cost and the possibility of leaving large gaps between my teeth terrified me, so I immediately began to research alternatives. When I came upon your website, I knew that RPE was exactly what I needed. It is now 7 months later and as you can see from the second gum chart, my pockets have shrunk considerably. I still have a few 5's, but I was so excited to see all the 1, 2, and 3's! Also, my former periodontist told me that I would have to have 4 of my upper, back teeth pulled. My new dentist said that may not be the case any longer and he would hold off on any extractions. I could tell my new dentist was genuinely shocked at how much better my pockets were and how well RPE worked. I am so glad that I found out about this procedure! I continue to keep taking extra care of my teeth and gums and my dentist said "Keep doing what you are doing!" Thank you, Judy! On a side note, I also want to thank you and the rest of the staff for being so good to me during my trip! Thanks again! In closing, I will simply say that there is absolutely NO reason to choose tradition gum surgery over this procedure. If you have been told that you need gum surgery, contact Judy at Periopeak today!View Thread
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