The periodontist may recommend a regenerative procedure when the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed. These procedures can reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue.
During this procedure, your periodontist accesses the deeper disease and removes the disease-causing bacteria in a procedure called osseous surgery
. Membranes (filters), bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins can then be used to encourage your body's natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue. The bone grafting material is placed in the bony defects around the teeth. A membrane may be used to cover and protect the bone graft. When healed, new bone will grow and attach to the teeth.
There are many options to enhance support for your teeth and to restore your bone to a healthy level. Dr. Jaeger will discuss your best options with you.