Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck collar around your neck. When you have periodontal disease the supporting gum tissue and bone is destroyed. Eventually, if too much bone is lost, the teeth may have to be extracted. Regenerative procedures are often recommended to regain some of the lost hard (bone) and soft (gum) tissues which have been lost. These procedures can reverse some or all of the damage naturally, by stimulating your body to reproduce the lost tissue. After painlessly removing the disease causing bacteria, bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins can be used to encourage your body's natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.
Eliminating existing bacteria and regenerating gum and bone and tissue help to reduce pocket depth and repair the damage caused by the progression of gum disease. With a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional maintenance care, you increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth and are less likely to experience the serious health problems associated with periodontal disease.