Is Bone Grafting the Right Choice for Your Dental Needs?

bone grafting If you’ve experienced bone loss, trauma, or periodontal disease, a bone graft may be the right fit for your dental treatment needs. At Oral and Facial Surgery Institute of Houston, Dr. L.T. Johnson and the rest of our dental care team work carefully with patients to provide effective, safe, comfortable surgical procedures that can work to restore and protect your smile. Here, we’ll take a look at conditions that often respond well to bone graft treatment.

What Dental Issues Can Bone Grafts Treat?

If you’ve lost a tooth or multiple teeth or are experiencing a bone issue due to disease or trauma, your jawbone may begin to deteriorate. This can make it difficult for your care provider to place implants and complete other dental procedures.

A bone graft can treat many dental issues, including periodontal disease, missing teeth, empty areas due to prior tooth extraction, and more. Your oral surgeon will talk with you about whether a bone graft might be the right fit for your oral health needs.

What Happens During a Bone Graft?

Prior to your bone graft, your oral surgeon will discuss your care plan with you and go over answers to any questions you may have about your procedure. Next, you’ll undergo local or general anesthesia to ensure your comfort during your bone graft. Your surgeon will make an incision in the area where the graft will be applied, and then they will place the material (which will come from a donor, synthetic materials, or your own bone from another area), then stitch up the treatment area.

Oral and Facial Surgery Institute of Houston: Providing Compassionate, Anxiety-Free Care

Dr. L.T. Johnson and the rest of the care team at Oral and Facial Surgery Institute of Houston are here to provide you with a wide variety of oral and facial surgery procedures, including dental implants, wisdom tooth extraction, bone grafting, facial trauma surgery, and more. We believe in providing a patient-first, anxiety-free experience for patients in all the areas we serve, including Sugar Land, Missouri City, Stafford, Richmond, Houston, Katy, Rosenberg, and surrounding areas. We’d love to meet with you and talk about how we can protect and/or restore your smile. Reach out to our team today by calling 281-491-4545 to schedule your appointment and learn more about what we have to offer—we’re excited to talk with you!

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