When bone is lost due to periodontal disease or tooth loss the surrounding bone reabsorbs. With bone grafting bone loss is treated to either help your gums to recover or to prepare you for a future implant. With sedation or local anesthesia a small incision in the gum allows the settlement of sterilized granules or gel from synthetic, animal, human or your own body’s material.
Bone grafts are used to save teeth from bone loss and/or to prepare an area for an implant as implants require good regenerated bone density. Patients can experience some soreness usually managed with OTC anti-inflammatory or pain relief for a day or two.