Regenerative Treatment with Straumann® Emdogain

Designed to treat and reverse the effects of gum disease and gingival recession, in conjunction with periodontal surgery.

When the tissue surrounding your teeth is compromised, you can face tooth loss, but you still have a chance to preserve your smile.

Emdogain contains a group of proteins that is applied directly to the tooth root. These enamel matrix proteins are what helped your teeth form when you were a child. Your body recognizes the proteins and again begins to form the tissue fibers that anchor your teeth.

Emdogain not only helps to promote the reformation of tooth attachment fibers upon application, but it also continues the development of new attachment for up to one year.1


Emdogain Treatment

For Bone Defects

After an anesthetic is applied your periodontist will expose the periodontal defect at the root surface with a small surgical incision. The root surface is cleaned. Hard and soft deposits are removed.

Emdogain is applied to the root surface with a syringe.

The site is sutured.

Results of Emdogain treatment for a bone defect (a possible effect of gum disease)

Courtesy of Prof. Carlos E. Nemcovsky, Tel-Aviv University


For Recession

After an anesthetic is applied, your periodontist will make a small incision to expose the root surface, creating a flap of tissue.

Emdogain is applied to the root surface.

Your periodontist will cover the treated root surface with the free flap of your gum tissue, and secure it using sutures.

Results of Emdogain treatment for gum recession

Case courtesy of Prof. Zucchelli, Bologna University

Before Emdogain treatment

3 months after Emdogain treatment

1 Zetterstrom O, et. al., Clinical safety of enamel matrix derivative (EMDOGAIN®) in the treatment of periodontal defects. J Clin Periodontal 1997; 24: 697-704.

Things you should know
If you have uncontrolled diabetes, wounds that do not heal, are taking high doses of steroids, are taking an anticoagulant (blood thinner), have a bone disease, being treated with radiation or other treatments which make it hard for you to fight an infection, or have experienced problems in the past after surgery, these conditions might present a risk for you. These conditions are not related to Emdogain, but can be associated with oral surgery. Please consult with your doctor to see if Emdogain is right for you. There is a slight chance you may experience an allergic reaction - if you do, contact your doctor. Emdogain works best if you follow your doctor's instructions about oral hygiene.