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 we repair the
damage that has occurred. In many cases, various bone regeneration techniques
can be used to re-grow some of the jawbone that was lost.
Dr. Glover is an expert in periodontal bone regeneration to positively
influence the result of dental implants, and constantly monitors new research
on the subject.
Procedure: The periodontist 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 synthetic bone material.
Bone has been lost due to periodontal disease.
The periodontist administers a local anesthetic and gently opens the area.
He then repairs the area and fills it with bone grafting material.
A dissolvable patch is placed to hold the material in.
The area is stitched back.
The gums heal.
The bone grafting material dissolves into the bone and becomes bone.
The bone has been restored to the area and the pocket is gone.