Gum Surgeries/ Bone Grafting

Gum Surgery

 

Are your gums unhealthy? Are your teeth feeling loose and spaced out now? When bacteria attack the gums they cause gum infection called periodontitis. The first sign of this could be bleeding from gums/ swelling of gums/ recession of gum margins. This infection spreads along the bone holding the tooth, and ultimately destroying it. Finally the tooth becomes loose and falls off. To prevent and s the further spread of infection and to allow the body a strong chance of fighting back, this infected gum tissue has to be removed. At Dental Excellence, such procedures may be accompanied by procedures for the underlying bone as well. This tissue is loaded with bacteria and their toxins. Once removed, the gums heal to their old pink self.

 

Bone Grafts

 

These are bio-materials which help in regeneration of lost bone. These grafts help us to regenerate bone prior to implant placement or during Flap surgery to grow lost bone. These substitutes can be autogenous (from the patient’s own self) or allogenic (from other sources). The substitutes used at Dental Excellence could be naturally derived substances or artificially/ synthetically created ones. The material is decided based on individual treatment requirements and in consultation with you (the patient). Such procedures may also be undertaken prior to implant placement. In such cases, depending on your individual needs, the bone usually will be allowed to develop for about four to 12 months before implants can be placed. In some cases, the implant can be placed at the same time the ridge is modified.

 

 

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