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What does bmp mean in dentistry?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
BMP: Bone Morphogenic Protein. Bone morphogenetic protein 2 is shown to stimulate the production of bone. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_morphogenetic_protein_2 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21443590
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
BMP in dentistry: In endodontics stands for Bio Mechanical Preparation. In dental surgery stands for Bone Morphogenic Protein. Take care.
Dr. David Epstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Bmp's: BMP stands for Bone Morphogenic Proteins. These are found in red blood cells and promote bone growth. BLood can be extracted via an IV from a patient, put in a centrifuge to get the red blood cells out and used in several oral surgery procedures to enhance bone growth (speed it up) when referring to bone grafts and implant placement. It is a costly procedure, but works well
Dr. Hunter Smart
Dentistry 8 years experience
Bone morphogenetic p: "BMP" typically means "bone morphogenetic proteins". Its usually a component of a bone graft that helps "grow your bone". Bone grafts can be used to augment the bony support in your mouth for a multitude of different reasons, including implants.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Bone Morphogenic Pro: Many Dental Implants uses Bone Morphogenetic Proteins to heal bone & eliminate the need for bone graft harvesting from other parts of the body.
Dr. David Epstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Bmp's: Stand for bone morphogenic proteins. Not to get too technical but these proteins speed up the healing process for oral surgery procedures such as bone grafting used commonly in conjunction with extractions, implants and soft tissue grafting.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 30 years experience
A Growth Factor: BMP = Bone Morphogenic Protein. This is a naturally occurring growth factor in the body which helps with bone and cartilage formation, especially while you are growing. BMP can be used medically to help form bone after orthopedic surgery. In dentistry, it is used primarily to help grow bone in jaw areas which are deficient. Often, this is in conjunction with tooth extractions and implants.

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