What Is Bone Grafting? When Is It Needed?
Bone grafting is a procedure where a material is placed over damaged bone to help promote new growth. It is typically used when the bone has been damaged by periodontitis, or severe gum disease. Left untreated, the infection can destroy the bone and underlying material that support the teeth and cause teeth to become loose and fall out. Did you know that gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults? Smile Delight Dental Solutions will help you keep your teeth in place with a bone grafting procedure.
What Causes Gum Disease & Bone Loss?
Gum disease happens when bacteria and infection get underneath the gum line and cause damage. You may notice tender or bleeding gums, bad breath, or pain while chewing. If you notice any of these symptoms, give Dr. Skorupko a call!
While most people associate gum disease with gum and tooth damage, many aren’t aware that gum disease can cause serious damage to your jaw bone as well. The longer gum disease goes untreated, the more damage it will cause.
What To Expect During A Bone Grafting Procedure
First, Dr. Skorupko and his team will examine your mouth and assess any damage. Then, they will discuss your options to help determine if bone grafting is the best course of treatment. There are a few different bone grafting procedures, and Dr. Skorupko will select the one that is best for you.
During the procedure, he will first clean out the infected area. Then, the grafting material will be placed over the bone. This material will work with the body to help replace the lost bone material. Depending on the situation, this procedure may be done with dental implants or other procedures.
Trust Smile Delight Dental Solutions For Your Treatment
Dr. Skorupko have over two decades of dental experience and is the best choice for all of your dental needs. If you suffer from gum disease, don’t hesitate to give us a call to discuss your options. Your comfort is our top priority and we will do everything we can to make sure your visit exceeds your expectations. Call us today at (415) 992-5160 to schedule your next appointment!