A bone graft needs to be used periodically as a way of re-creating bone as well as soft supporting tissue. It is regenerative surgery that is usually required due to go and disease.

Periodontitis is gum disease, and their regenerative surgery is often required for people who lose gum coverage as well as the support of bone around their teeth. By utilizing a bone graft, the lost tissue is regrown.

Scaling and root planing will be performed prior to the bone graft. A local anesthetic is applied to know the area prior to surgery. Depending upon the phobia of the patient, some people may use further methods of sedation.

Essentially, the goal of bone grafting is to help the body rebuild the bone and various other structures that attach a two to the jawbone. The procedure is performed by a periodontist, a dentist who specializes in gum disease.

The graft material used within this procedure can include bits of a patient’s own bone, cadaver bone, synthetic glass, and various other materials. A person’s own bone is always the best. A barrier will be used to cover the grafting material during the earliest stages of healing. It will also prevent the gum from growing into the bony defect. In most instances, the barrier is made from human skin as well as synthetic materials.

After a bone graft is in place, the gum will be placed back over the treatment site, stitched, and bandaged. It will then take approximately 6 to 9 months to heal, and the body will fill in all of the needed bone and soft tissue. The tooth can then reattach to the jaw properly.

A bone graft is a form of periodontal treatment and is considered surgery. A dentist may suggest various other treatments prior to a bone graft to see if there is something less severe that will work. Once gingivitis has escalated to periodontitis, grafting is often the preferred form of treatment.

Please contact our office at (805) 520-1711 for more information on bone craft. We will be happy to answer your questions.