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Bone Grafting

Your jawbone is what supports your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, severe periodontal infection dissolves parts of your jawbone. This bone loss can eventually lead to the loss of your teeth.

The first step of treatment is to remove the periodontal disease, which halts the bone loss. Then Dr. Di Girolamo repairs the damage that has occurred. In many cases, various bone grafting techniques can be used to re-grow some of the jawbone that was lost.

There are several types of bone graft materials available. Dr. Di Girolamo will help determine the type that is most appropriate for you and your specific anatomical requirements. There are advantages and disadvantages of each, but they all act to promote the growth of your own bone in the areas they are placed.

Procedure: Dr. Di Girolamo administers a local anesthetic and gently opens the area. He then removes the periodontal disease, repairs the bone damage and fills in the damaged area with bone grafting material.

This transparent view of the gums shows the bone loss that has occurred from periodontal disease.
This transparent view of the gums shows the bone loss that has occurred from periodontal disease.
The periodontist gently opens the area.
The periodontist gently opens the area.
He then fills it with bone grafting material.
He then fills it with bone grafting material.
A patch is placed to hold the material in.
A patch is placed to hold the material in.
The periodontist then closes the area and lets it heal.
The periodontist then closes the area and lets it heal.
The bone grafting material will integrate with the bone and the gum will also return to normal.
The bone grafting material will integrate with the bone and the gum will also return to normal.