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Bone & Gum Grafting

At Cedars Dental, our dentists provide bone and gum grafting oral surgeries for patients with advanced gum disease.

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Periodontics, Ottawa Dentist

Rebuilding Lost Bone & Gum Structure

Gum (periodontal) disease is an infection that attacks the tissues supporting the teeth. Typically caused by poor oral hygiene habits that allow plaque to accumulate and harden on the teeth, it eventually makes its way to the gums. 

Left untreated, gum disease can lead to a variety of oral health issues including inflamed and bleeding gums, a receding gum line, bacteria-filled pockets between the teeth and gums, and eventual bone loss.

Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. If you are diagnosed with a more advanced form of gum disease, more invasive surgical treatments may be required, such as bone grafting or gum grafting. 

Your dentist in Ottawa can perform a dental bone graft to add density and volume to areas in your jaw affected by bone loss. For gum recession, gum graft surgery may be recommended to cover tooth roots. These regenerative surgical procedures are fairly common and are completed to recreate and regrow bone and soft supporting tissues that have been lost due to gum disease.

Bone Grafting Procedures

If you are diagnosed with a more advanced form of gum disease, a bone graft may be required to reverse it. Here's what you can expect before, during and after the procedure:

Gum Grafting Procedures

Gum recession happens when your gum tissue begins to pull back from the teeth, exposing the tooth root. Treating gum recession is important to protect your teeth. Left untreated, your tooth roots become exposed and more susceptible to decay, eventually resulting in tooth loss.

In gum grafting procedures, the patient’s own tissue is often used, usually from the roof of the mouth. A very thin piece of tissue is removed and carefully placed onto the area where the gums have receded.

A gum graft can also be used to remove excess gum tissue or to reshape an uneven gum line and help improve the perceived size of the gums and teeth.

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