When the bone supporting the roots of the teeth has been destroyed by periodontal disease, a regenerative procedure may be recommended if the defect is contained. During this procedure, we remove the disease-causing bacteria and clean the bone and root surfaces in depth. A bone graft or bone substitute and tissue-stimulating proteins are placed on the defect, which are then covered with a membrane and your own tissue. This encourages your body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue. With a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional maintenance care, you’ll increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth — and decrease the chances of serious health problems associated with periodontal disease.