As we age, our bones and gums may start to deteriorate, causing several oral health issues. Bone and gum grafting techniques are dental procedures that can help restore and maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
If you’re struggling with periodontal disease, our dentist may recommend a bone graft or gum graft to help eliminate your symptoms and get your oral health back on track. If you’re struggling with gum disease, contact our Grand Haven dental office today by calling (616) 842-2850 for an appointment.
A bone graft is a surgical procedure used to replace lost or damaged tissue in the jaw caused by gum disease. A small amount of bone is taken from another part of your body, or donor source, and placed in the area of the jaw where the bone loss occurred. This procedure can prepare the jawbone for dental implants or restore bone density after tooth loss.
A gum graft is a surgical procedure used to treat gum recession caused by gum disease. It involves taking tissue from another part of your mouth, usually the roof of your mouth, and grafting it onto the receding gums. It helps cover the exposed roots of the teeth, reduces sensitivity, and improves the appearance of your smile.
There are several benefits of using bone grafts and gum grafts for treating gum disease, including:
Before the bone or gum grafting procedure, your dentist will perform a thorough examination to determine the extent of the damage and the best course of action.
Gum grafting is a surgical procedure performed by periodontists or oral surgeons to treat gum recession. Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue pulls away from the teeth, exposing the tooth roots and potentially leading to tooth sensitivity, increased risk of decay, and aesthetic concerns.
You can expect the following when receiving a gum graft:
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure used to repair and regenerate bone tissue. It involves taking bone from one area of the body (autograft) or using synthetic or donated bone (allograft) and transplanting it to another site where new bone growth is needed. Here’s how bone grafting works:
The costs of a bone or gum graft will vary depending on several factors, including the geographical location, the complexity of the procedure, the extent of the graft needed, and the dentist or periodontist performing the treatment. The specific materials used for the graft can also affect the overall cost.
The cost of a bone graft can range from $200 to $3,000 per graft site. However, if multiple grafts are required, the costs can increase accordingly.
The cost of gum grafts can vary depending on the technique used and the amount of gum tissue that needs to be grafted. Generally, gum grafting can range from $600 to $1,200 per graft site.
Bone and gum grafting procedures are typically performed with a local anesthetic applied, which numbs the area and reduces any discomfort or pain during the procedure. After the procedure, patients may experience some discomfort, but this can be managed with pain medication and proper aftercare.
Recovery time varies depending on the extent of the procedure and the patient’s overall health. Generally, patients can expect to experience some discomfort and swelling for a few days after the procedure, and it may take several months for the transplanted tissue to fully integrate and heal.
As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with a bone or gum graft, such as infection, bleeding, and swelling. However, these risks can be minimized by choosing a skilled and experienced dentist who takes proper precautions and follows best practices.
The cost of bone and gum grafting procedures can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and other factors. Some insurance plans may cover all or a portion of the cost of these procedures, but it’s important to check with your provider before the procedure to determine your coverage.
Don’t let bone and gum loss rob you of your beautiful smile and oral health. Take action today by contacting our Grand Haven dentist to schedule a consultation for bone and gum grafting. With his expertise and compassionate care, he can help restore your confidence and improve your quality of life.