Journey towards periodontal regeneration

Author: 
Neetha J Shetty and Swati

Periodontitis is an infectious disease that causes destruction of the attachment apparatus of the tooth. Regeneration has been defined as the reproduction or reconstitution of lost or injured part of the body in a way that the function and architecture of the lost tissue is restored. In terms of periodontal regeneration, the structure and function of the gingiva, alveolar bone, root cementum and periodontal ligament must be restored. There are a broad range of treatment options which bring about regeneration, bone grafts, root biomodification, guided tissue regeneration to name a few. This review paper gives an insight to the various options available for periodontal regeneration and the clinical effectiveness of each of them.

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