Bone Grafting

Your jawbone is what supports your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, severe periodontal infection dissolves parts of your jawbone. This bone loss can eventually lead to the loss of your teeth. The first step of treatment is to remove the periodontal disease, which halts the bone loss. Then we repair the damage that has occurred. In many cases, various bone grafting techniques can be used to re-grow some of the jawbone that was lost.

Procedure: Your periodontist administers a local anesthetic and gently opens the area. He then removes the periodontal disease, repairs the bone damage and fills in the damaged area with bone grafting material.

Bone Grafting
Bone has been lost due to periodontal disease.
The periodontist administers a local anesthetic and gently opens the area.
He then repairs the area and fills it with bone grafting material.
A dissolvable patch is placed to hold the material in.
The area is stitched back.
The gums heal.
The bone grafting material dissolves into the bone and becomes bone.
The bone has been restored to the area and the pocket is gone.
The procedure is done.

 

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