Bone grafting is the replacement or augmentation of the portion of the jaw bone that anchors the teeth. It’s a surgical procedure that’s often done to reverse the loss or resorption of bone that may have occurred due to tooth loss, trauma, or disease, and to rebuild the bone structure beneath the gums in preparation for the placement of dental implants or other tooth replacements.
Bone Grafting for Periodontal defect
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 control the periodontal bacteria, which significantly slows the bone loss. Next, Dr Kiel repairs the damage that has occurred. In many cases, various bone grafting techniques can be used to re-grow some of the bone that was lost.