Mark J. Weingarden, DMD
Board Certified Periodontist - Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Even if periodontal surgery has been recommended for you, there is no better treatment alternative than the Perioscope. For 15 years, Dr. Weingarden has helped the majority of his patients to avoid periodontal surgery. Learn more about the Perioscope option
Surgical treatment of periodontal disease is known as "osseous" or "flap" surgery. This treatment is recommended when access is needed to rebuild bone.
Surgical periodontal treatment is done with local anesthesia to ensure the patient's complete comfort. An oral sedative or IV sedation is also available. Patients do not report discomfort during or after this procedure!
Bone grafting is commonly done during periodontal surgical procedures. If indicated, we can add materials to regenerate bone that has melted away. The bone used for these procedures can be your own bone (autogenous), from a tissue bank (allograft), from animals (xenograft) or synthetic. Bone grafting can add years of life to a compromised tooth or even totally reverse the damage.
Emdogain Gel is a revolutionary product that stimulates your body to rebuild the natural attachment required to support your teeth. Emdogain Gel utilizes a protein to reestablish new tooth attachment previously lost due to moderate-to-severe periodontitis.
PRP is a method used by surgeons to help improve surgical outcomes. PRP is made from a small sample of your own blood. The blood is spun down in a sophisticated, computerized centrifuge to concentrate your platelets. These concentrated platelets contain huge reservoirs of growth and wound healing factors. Clinical data has shown that growth and would healing factors can dramatically enhance and accelerate your body's normal healing process after surgery.
This is the newest regenerative procedure available in periodontics. We have access to adult stem cells. This is a very powerful and active agent used in extreme situations to rebuild lost bone at a faster rate.
Gem 21 is a state-of-the-art approach to rebuilding bone and tissue, combining an active growth factor with a synthetic bone substitute.
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