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Regeneration of lost periodontal tissues is no longer something we hope for; it is what we expect. Bone grafting procedures allow us to treat bone loss, regenerate bone around teeth, and prepare the jawbone for dental implants.
Years ago, bone loss around teeth was the beginning of the end that resulted in tooth loss. Today, periodontal treatment can stop the bone loss around teeth, and in many cases, build up some of the bone that was lost.
Periodontal disease causes damage to the gums and bone around the teeth. Under certain circumstances, the bone loss can be treated with a procedure called Bone Grafting. The objective of this procedure is to "build up" the lost bone around the teeth.
There are many types of bone grafting materials available. Dr. Pitfield will evaluate your periodontal condition, determine if bone grafting is an option for you, and if so, what material is best for your condition.
- Restoring bone lost to periodontal disease
- Restoring bone lost to dental infection
- Building up bone height where teeth
have been lost
- Building up bone loss for dental implants
Bone grafting is a procedure that is performed in the office under local anesthesia. A small incision in the gums is performed to gain access to the underlying bone. The graft material is placed, and dissolving stitches are used to close the surgical site.