Regenerative Bone Grafting
Regenerative Bone Grafting is a term that combines several dental materials to include bone grafts, tissue stimulating proteins (i.e. Straumann® Emdogain, etc.) and membranes. When combined, they can predictably help facilitate bone regeneration to strengthen the teeth.
The periodontist will evaluate your radiographs and perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. Patients with moderate to severe periodontitis may have bone loss defects form next to their teeth. During flap surgery, the surgeon first removes the diseased tissue and bacteria off the tooth root. After the area is cleaned, regenerative bone grafting will be performed in an attempt to regenerate the bone that was lost due to the disease process. Once this is complete, the surgeon will place sutures to return your gum tissue to its original location. The area treated will then heal for four to six months. After this healing period, your periodontist will evaluate your healing and decide an appropriate periodontal maintenance interval with the dental hygienist.