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How Bone Grafting Works?

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Bone grafting is a surgical procedure performed to compensate for bone loss in any part of the body, including your jaw. Bone loss could be due to any reason. For example, it could be due to a fracture that caused a part of the bone to crumble or any disease. Whatever the reason for bone loss, bone grafting can help cover for the lost bone. 

The process of bone grafting is the same, regardless of which part of the body you’re performing it in. The procedure will be the same if you’ve had a fracture in your arm and a part of the bone has been completely crumbled, so much so that the bone can’t be repaired without a graft, and if you’re suffering from bone loss in the jaw due to gum disease. 

If your dentist has recommended a bone graft to you, and you want to know exactly what it is, read this blog post to learn how Newington bone grafting works so that you can better understand the procedure.

Understanding Bone Grafting

Bone loss in the oral cavity can occur due to different reasons. Some possible reasons why you may experience bone loss in the oral cavity are:

  • Tooth loss due to trauma
  • Tooth or bone loss due to gum disease

If you’re suffering from any of these conditions, your dental surgeon may want to perform a bone grafting surgery. 

What the surgeon will do is they’ll draw a small piece (graft) of bone from any part of the body (hip or leg) and implant it where there’s bone loss. The bone graft will then attach itself to the rest of the bone through natural healing. Sometimes, bone grafting is a preliminary step in a dental procedure, like a tooth implant. The dentist performs a bone graft to ensure enough bone mass to hold the grafted bone. 

The graft doesn’t necessarily have to be taken from your body. It can also be made using a synthetic material, a donor, or an animal like a pig. 

If you’re looking for a reliable place for Newington oral surgery, bone grafting, or Newington dental extractions, visit us at Coastal Periodontics, and let us take you through every step of the procedure you need to ensure you’re absolutely comfortable before the big day.

Posted on Dec 26, 2022
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