Periodontal disease results in deep pockets and bone loss around the teeth. The bone can develop funnel-shaped defects (infrabony defects) that can be treated with bone grafts to stimulate bone regeneration and attachment. Regenerative procedures such as bone grafts can be done in conjunction with periodontal surgery and often times involves the placement of a membrane, which is used to cover the bone graft and prevent the gum tissue from interfering with bone healing. Recent advances in periodontal regeneration have produced products that stimulate the body’s ability to regenerate lost periodontal structures.
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For more information about regeneration, please see the following source:
American Academy of Periodontology