Bone grafting is a vital part of periodontal treatment and at Enhance Dental, we’re proud to offer this service to our patients. Bone grafting is a highly specialized procedure, we have the expertise and experience necessary to provide the highest quality care for our patients.
What is Bone Grafting for teeth?
Bone grafting is a procedure performed by a periodontist to restore the structure and density of the jawbone. This is often necessary when the jawbone has deteriorated due to gum disease, injury, or tooth loss. During a bone grafting procedure, a small amount of bone is taken from another part of the body or from a synthetic material and placed in the area where the jawbone is missing. Over time, this new bone will fuse with the existing bone, creating a strong, stable foundation for dental implants or other tooth replacement options. Bone grafting is a crucial step in many restorative dentistry procedures and can greatly improve the outcome of your treatment.
The bone grafting procedure typically involves a minor surgical procedure to enhance the bone in the jaw, typically performed in-office by a periodontist. Before the procedure, the patient will receive local anesthesia to numb the area, and in some cases, conscious sedation to relax the patient. During the procedure, the periodontist will remove any diseased or damaged bone and replace it with a bone grafting material, which can be taken from the patient’s own body or from a donor. The graft will then be secured in place and allowed to heal and fuse with the existing bone over the course of several months. The patient can expect some discomfort and swelling following the procedure, but these side effects can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and should subside within a few days. Overall, the bone grafting procedure can greatly improve the success and stability of future dental procedures, such as dental implants.
Oral Bone Grafting Aftercare
After oral bone grafting, it is important to follow your dentist’s instructions carefully in order to promote proper healing and minimize the risk of complications. This may include avoiding solid foods and using a soft-foods diet, taking pain medications as prescribed, avoiding smoking and using straws, and rinsing your mouth with warm salt water. You should also attend all follow-up appointments with your dentist, as they will monitor your progress and ensure that the graft is healing correctly. It is also important to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly, and avoiding habits that may damage the grafted area, such as biting or chewing on hard foods or objects. With proper care and attention, most people experience successful healing after oral bone grafting and are able to enjoy a stronger, healthier jaw and improved oral function.
At Enhance Dental, we understand the importance of a successful bone grafting procedure and strive to provide the best care for our patients. Our team of experienced periodontists is dedicated to ensuring a comfortable and efficient experience from start to finish. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure optimal results and minimize discomfort. We understand that choosing the right dentist for your bone grafting procedure can be overwhelming, which is why we take pride in our commitment to providing personalized, compassionate care. By choosing Enhance Dental for your bone grafting needs, you can have confidence in knowing you’re in good hands.
Don’t wait any longer, contact us to schedule your appointment and experience the difference at Enhance Dental. Our friendly team is always here to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process. Let us help you achieve a stronger, healthier, and more confident smile.