A regenerative procedure may be recommended because the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed. These proocedures can reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue.
During the procedure, the gum tissue is folded back, and the disease causing bacteria is removed. Membranes, bone grafts or tissue stimulating proteins can be used to encourage your body's natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.
Dental implants and other restorative procedures depend on the jawbone being sufficiently strong and thick. When periodontal disease has taken hold, the jawbone may have become too thin to successfully support an implant. Natural bone regeneration (or bone grafting) is one of the best ways to promote growth and thicken the jawbone.
If you have any questions about regenerative procedures or periodontal disease, please ask your dentist.