This procedure may be utilized at the time of treatment of deep pockets or at the time of extractions of teeth. This process involves applying to the surgical site an occlusive barrier membrane that will prevent tissue ingrowth and will enhance bone regeneration. Occlusive barriers are usually used in combination with bone grafting materials.
Different bone grafting materials may be utilized. Additionally, Enamel Matrix Protein (Endogen) and/or highly purified rhPDGF-BB growth factor may be added to enhance soft and hard tissue healing and regeneration. The type of material that is utilized at the time of the procedure is always discussed with the patient prior to their appointment.