When the bone supporting the roots of the teeth has been destroyed by periodontal disease, a regenerative procedure may be recommended. During this procedure, Dr. Langer folds back the gum tissue and removes the disease-causing bacteria. Membranes, bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins can be used to encourage 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.
Dr. Langer has pioneered several regenerative procedures and has published them. A few are the "Early re-entry procedure for Bone Grafts", and the "Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft" for ridge augmentation and correction of recession defects. You may view the references for these in the Publications section.