Gum disease is painless, and many people are unaware they have it. If gum disease goes untreated it can develop into gingivitis, and if gingivitis is untreated it will develop into periodontitis. Our Brooklyn dental bone grafting is a great solution to gum disease.
And our dentist, Dr. Marc B. Hertz is the best oral surgeon in the Brooklyn area to treat gum disease. Bone grafting, also referred to regenerative surgery, recreates bone and tissue lost due to gum disease. Once gum disease develops, and periodontitis occurs, the bone around your teeth has been lost, however bone grafting will re-grow the lost tissue.
The main goal of our Brooklyn bone grafting is to rebuild the bone and other structures to reattach the tooth to your gum. Dr. Hertz’s dental practice specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery, in addition to diagnosing and treating gum disease. The dental bone grafting procedure begins by Dr. Hertz separating the gums from your teeth to access your tooth bone and roots. After cleaning your tooth roots, the holes in your jaw bone will be filled with the grafting material.
Although your own bone is best for this dental procedure, other common bone grafting material may include cadaver bone, synthetic glasses or cow bone. The last step of our Brooklyn bone grafting procedure is stitching the gums back into place. Within 6 to 9 months your body will regenerate new tissue and bone to fill in the treated area and reattach the tooth to your jaw.