Gum disease can manifest in a variety of ways, including bad breath, pain while chewing, tooth sensitivity, bleeding or swollen gums, loose teeth and much more. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to a more serious condition known as periodontitis. Bacteria and toxins enter and attack at the gums, ultimately reaching the tissues that hold our teeth in place and can result in bone loss at the jaw.
Osseous (Bone) grafting is a procedure that facilitates the growth of new bone in areas of the jaw that experience bone loss due to gum disease. Much like Gingival Grafting utilizes healthy tissue placed over an affected area, Osseous grafting makes use of harvested bone grafts placed in areas with severe defects in order to stimulate healthy tissue regeneration. The overall procedure is quite painless, often being likened to the feeling of a deep-cleaning. The end result is a reduction in the spread of bacteria, prevention of future bone loss, and regaining your confident, healthy smile.