Severe gum disease can result in a number of issues, including bone loss. If you have lost bone volume due to gum disease, bone grafting may be your recommended treatment. Family Dental Group provides bone grafting and other services to men and women living in Laguna Hills.
WHAT ARE BONE GRAFTS?
Bone grafting is a procedure that helps replace bone destroyed by severe gum disease. This happens when bacteria builds up along the gum line and slowly eats away at the teeth, gums, and eventually, the jaw bones. Bone grafting can restore the bone structure, which is essential for patients who are receiving implants or other dental treatments.
HOW IS A BONE GRAFT PERFORMED?
The first step in a bone graft treatment is peeling back the gums and removing the infectious bacteria. Once the bacteria is cleaned out, the bone grafting material will be inserted using a minor surgical procedure, which helps the body to build new bone. This can help repair the damage from untreated gum disease and reduce the chance of patients losing their teeth. The grafting material is slowly absorbed by the body over time, eventually being replaced by your new bone.
WHEN WILL I NOTICE RESULTS FROM MY BONE GRAFTING?
It can take the body up to six months for newly formed bones to mature, when it is ready for implants or other treatments. There may be some soreness or swelling following the treatment, although many patients are well recovered within a week.
If you have lost teeth or suffered bone damage as a result of gum disease, you may need to undergo a bone grafting treatment. Family Dental Group offers bone grafts and other restorative dentistry services to men and women living in Laguna Hills. Contact us today to learn more about the treatment or schedule an appointment.