North Penn Periodontal Associates

Howard Gross, D.D.S., M.Sc. D.

2100 North Broad St., Suite 204 Lansdale, PA 19446

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  • Phone: (215) 368-5110
  • Fax: (215) 368-2017
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Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting for Periodontal Treatment

Your jawbone is needed to support 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 grafting techniques can be used to re-grow some of the lost jawbone.

Bone Grafting for Implants

Bone grafting can repair jawbone sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. This enables the rebuilding of missing bone volume so that areas with deficient amounts of bone can be rebuilt and implants then placed. Bone grafting is often done at the same time we extract a tooth to prevent the loss of bone and eliminate the need to rebuild the jawbone.

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