When the bone supporting your teeth has been lost, it often leaves "craters" or larger defects within the bone. A regenerative procedure can help reverse some of this damage by growing back some of the lost bone and tissue, hence regenerative therapy.
Eliminating existing bacteria and regenerating bone and tissue helps to reduce pocket depth and repair damage that's caused by the progression of periodontal disease. With a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional maintenance, you can increase your chances of keeping your natural teeth - and decrease the chance of serious health issues that are associated with periodontal disease.
* Regenerative therapy may also be recommended alongside osseous surgery. These two procedures can be done at the same time.
What happens during a regenerative therapy procedure?
During this procedure, Dr. Nagatomo folds back the gum tissue and removes disease-causing bacteria. Collagen membranes (filters), bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins can then be used to encourage your body's natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue. Particles of bone grafts are placed into the bony craters/defects in order to "fill" the defect back to its original form.