About the Periodontal Procedures

Regenerative Therapy (Guided Tissue Regeneration)

Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck around your neck. When you have periodontal disease, this supporting tissue and bone is destroyed and pockets develop. Eventually, if too much bone is lost, the teeth will need to be extracted.

Regeneration procedures can reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue.

A regeneration procedure involves a small flap reflection that is done to remove the disease causing bacteria. Membrane (filters), bone grafts (your own bone, cow bone, donated bone or artificial bone) and/or tissue-stimulating proteins are used to encourage your body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.

There are many options to enhance support for your teeth and to restore your bone to a healthy level.

  • Preoperative defect behind the last toothPreoperative Defect View Behind the Last Tooth
  • 1-Year Postoperative View1-Year Postoperative View Post -Regeneration therapy

What are the benefits of this procedure?

Eliminating existing bacteria and regenerating bone and tissue help to reduce pocket depth and repair damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease. With a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional maintenance care, you will increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth and decrease the chances of serious health problems associated with periodontal disease.