Procedures that regenerate lost bone and tissue supporting your teeth can reverse some of the damage caused by periodontal disease.
The periodontist you choose may recommend a regenerative procedure when the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed due to periodontal disease. These procedures can reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue.
During this procedure, your periodontist folds back the gum tissue and removes the disease-causing bacteria. Membranes (filters), bone grafts, or tissue-stimulating proteins can be used to encourage your body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.
Eliminating 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 other health problems associated with periodontal disease.