Do you have a weak jaw that has a low bone density? If so, then visit Jason M. Peterson, DDS for a bone grafting procedure. By applying grafting material to a jaw that has experienced bone loss, we can re-grow tissues and strengthen the bone. Here is some more information about a bone grafting procedure.
What Causes Jaw Bone Loss?
- Periodontal disease: this condition deteriorates both the gum and bone tissue that surround and support teeth.
- Tooth extractions: teeth that are removed from the mouth can no longer support the jaw bone, so it will shrink over time.
- Oral cancer: This disease can destroy tissues in the maxillofacial areas, which includes the jaw bone.
What Is Bone Grafting Material Made From?
- Bone marrow from your own body (this is the best option since is contains living cells that aid bone growth and healing).
- Bone tissue from human cadavers or cows.
- Synthetic materials.
How Is A Bone Graft Applied?
- We inject a local anesthetic.
- We make an incision to the gum tissue.
- We screw in the graft to the affected bone tissues.
- We suture the gums.
- We remove the screws 6-9 months after the surgery.