Bone grafting is a dental procedure that assists your body in regenerating bone lost to tooth decay. Several factors can cause bone loss in a patient, including:
Loss of a tooth
Once you have lost one or more teeth, the surrounding structure of your jawbone will begin to shrink. In such cases, bone grafting is used to prepare a site for your dental implants or prosthesis, which is used to replace your missing teeth and to achieve a functional and aesthetically pleasing result. Bone grafting is also effective in preserving teeth that have experienced bone loss, which may be due to gum disease. The graft material is intended to restore your lost bone by acting as a scaffold and promoting the growth of your new bone.
We act quickly to replace your lost teeth before significant changes in the bone can occur so as to reduce the risk of further bone loss. If you're not ready to replace your teeth at the time, a ridge preservation procedure may provide a solution.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
More often referred to as “wisdom teeth,” third molars are the last teeth to develop. They typically erupt during the teen or young adult ages. If you do not have enough room in your mouth to accommodate the growth of third molars, it can cause problems. Your wisdom teeth that are cramped for space may become impacted (trapped in the jawbone and gums) and attempt to grow in different directions. In such scenarios, we have to remove your teeth to prevent potential problems. Even if you don’t notice any symptoms, an impacted wisdom tooth can put your other teeth at risk.
Because removal is more easily accomplished while the teeth are still developing, wisdom teeth should be removed as early as possible. Our doctors can help you with that.
Follow these instructions after your surgery:
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