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Dr. Wiesen may suggest bone grafting in your case in an effort to attempt to regenerate bone that was damaged due to periodontal disease. In this case he would place the bone graft next to a tooth where a hole in the bone was present. The goal is to provide a scaffolding to allow your bone to depost onto the graft material.
Bone grafting may also be utilized in areas where a tooth has been or will be extracted. The purpose of a graft in these areas is to either recreate a natural jaw contour in an area of deficiency or to reduce the risk of jaw resorption after an extraction.
There are many options for bone graft materials. They include harvesting your own bone from an area within your mouth, cadaver bone, bovine bone, and synthetic bone. Dr. Wiesen typically utlizes bovine bone as a minimally invasive graft option with predictable regenerative success.
Updated: Sun May 05 2013 16:35:27 GMT-0700 (PDT) by: pcperio_www.pcperio.com