Bone Morphogenetic Protein
Bone morphogenetic protein (or BMP) is an isolated protein that induces specific cells in our body to form new cartilage and bone. During periodontal surgery, the BMP is soaked into, and binds with a collagen sponge. The sponge is then designed to break down over time. As the sponge dissolves, the bone morphogenetic protein helps to initiate the bone healing process, and stimulates local cells to produce new bone.
BMP reduces the need to harvest bone from the patient themselves, thus reducing donor site pain and other additional complications.
Dr. Gainey and his team would be happy to discuss all grafting options with you at the time of your consultation.