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: The 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.
|This transparent view shows the bone loss that has occurred from periodontal disease.||
The periodontist gently creates a flap in the gum tissue.
He then fills the underlying bone loss with bone grafting material.
|A patch is placed to hold the grafting material in place.||
The periodontist then closes the gum flap and allows the area to heal.
||The bone grafting material will integrate with the bone and the gum will also return to normal.|