Your doctor has recommended bio material/a growth factor as part of your treatment. Growth factor is designed to enhance your body’s natural ability to heal or restore your gums and the underlying bone that has been lost as a result of periodontal disease. Healthy, intact gums and bone support are extremely important for the long term maintenance of your teeth.
What is a Periodontal Defect?
When you smile, a periodontal defect might look like the picture below. Notice the gum line on the center tooth has receded from the original healthy starting position (a gingival recession defect). Underneath the gums, it is likely that bone and other structures have also been lost. These structures are necessary to anchor the tooth firmly in place.