Bone and gum grafting are regenerative surgeries you may need to maintain your oral health. A bone graft surgery is used to recreate the bone and soft supporting tissue you have lost during gum disease. Periodontitis is one such gum disease that requires bone and gum grafting. People who experience it lose their bone support and gum coverage, otherwise found around your teeth. With the help of regenerative surgery, we regrow these tissues.
Why Do You Need Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is required if you have periodontitis. Besides this, you may need this procedure in case of dental implant surgery. Dental implants have become a sought-after alternative for missing teeth, and to be qualified for implants, you need to have sufficient jawbone. If you have been living with missing teeth or worn-out dentures for a long time, your jawbone may have deteriorated. In such a situation, we may perform a bone grafting surgery.
How Does Bone Grafting Work?
Bone grafting ensures that your jawbone has strengthened. It further stimulates the healthy growth of your jawbone. We perform this procedure by taking bone tissue from another part of your body and fusing it near the deteriorated region of the bone. In some cases, we also take bone tissue from bovine or create synthetic bone tissues to fuse to your existing structure.
The weakest areas of your jawbone will be treated. Once your new tissue has integrated and healed, we proceed towards other treatments that are required.
Why Do I Need Gum Grafting?
Missing teeth do not only affect your appearance but oral health too. They increase the drifting of teeth in your mouth, thus exposing you to unwanted conditions like misaligned teeth. As implants are placed directly in your jawbone, you need to have strong gums to support the procedure and maintain its stability. Healthy gums tissues are required in both these cases.
How Does Gum Grafting Work?
We perform gum grafting in a very similar way to bone grafting surgery. We take healthy gum tissues from a donor site and graft them to the receding regions of your gums. When allowed the healing time, the new gums integrate perfectly to your existing gums, thus restoring your gum health. This keeps periodontal disease at bay and supports dental implants.
This treatment also eliminates the accumulation of infectious bacteria from your gums, thereby protecting you from potential consequences of gum disease like cardiovascular issues. You may feel soreness after grafting surgeries; however, anti-inflammatory medication helps reduce pain and inflammation.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Zane Dental, call (763) 561-1200 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist in Brooklyn Park MN at 7340 Zane Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443.