Chapter 16. Periodontal Regeneration

  1. Prof. Dr. Edmund Bäuerlein
  1. Hom-Lay Wang and
  2. Lakshmi Boyapati

Published Online: 20 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619443.ch60

Handbook of Biomineralization: Biological Aspects and Structure Formation

Handbook of Biomineralization: Biological Aspects and Structure Formation

How to Cite

Wang, H.-L. and Boyapati, L. (2007) Periodontal Regeneration, in Handbook of Biomineralization: Biological Aspects and Structure Formation (ed E. Bäuerlein), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527619443.ch60

Editor Information

  1. Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry, Department of Membrane Biochemistry, Am Klopferspitz 18 A, 82152 Planegg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 MAY 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527316410

Online ISBN: 9783527619443

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Keywords:

  • periodontal disease;
  • wound healing;
  • regeneration;
  • bone grafting;
  • membranes;
  • guided tissue regeneration;
  • biologic modifiers

Summary

An ultimate goal of periodontal therapy is not only to halt inflammatory disease but also to promote cell growth and new attachment. Traditional periodontal treatments aim to arrest disease progression by providing access to debride root surfaces and to eliminate/reduce periodontal pockets. Regenerative procedures, in addition, aim to restore/regenerate lost tissues. Periodontal regeneration, however, is not always a predictable or realistic goal of therapy. In this chapter we describe the biology of periodontal wound-healing and clinical applicability and outcomes of guided tissue regeneration (GTR) utilizing different barrier membranes, osseous grafting, and newly developed biologic modifiers.