Bone Morphogenetic Protein

Bone morphogenetic protein is an isolated protein that induces specific cells in our body to form new cartilage and bone. During surgery, the BMP is soaked onto and binds with a collagen sponge. The sponge is then designed to resorb, or disappear, over time. As the sponge dissolves, the bone morphogenetic protein stimulates the cells to produce new bone. The BMP also goes away once it has completed its task of jump starting the normal bone healing process.

Since there is no need to harvest bone from the patients’ hip for BMP, recipients were spared donor site pain. Complications from the graft harvest site are also eliminated with the use of bone morphogenetic protein.

Dr. Arzouman or Dr. Arzouman would be happy to discuss all grafting options with you at the time of consultation.


PDGF/EMDOGAIN

PDGF is a wound healing agent found normally in your body. As it’s name implies, PDGF is naturally present in your blood platelets. Platelets are cells which are involved in tissue repair. PDGF is released from platelets at the site of injury and stimulates the initiation of healing.

EMDOGAIN is designed to treat and reverse the effects of gum disease and gum recession naturally. In much the way stem cells work to generate new cell growth, Emdogain uses proteins (which you body normally produces) to regenerate lost gum tissue, bone, and the structures that anchor the teeth to bone. Emdogain is used in conjunction with periodontal surgery.