If you have advanced gum disease, there is a chance some of your jawbone has degenerated. This can cause bacteria to grow and infections to spread. Fortunately, R&R Dentistry offers bone regeneration to help rebuild what has been lost.

How Does Periodontal Disease Cause Bone Loss?

Bone loss is common for people who have chronic periodontal disease. Bacteria gradually eat away at the underlying bone, which can eventually lead to tooth loss. Your gums may begin to separate from the teeth and cause pockets to form. Plaque will harden into tartar above or below the gum line, which can deteriorate the surrounding bone once bacteria get to it.

Common causes of periodontal disease include:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Illness
  • Tobacco use
  • Family history
  • Hormonal changes

What to Expect During Bone Regeneration

During your bone regeneration procedure, we will first administer anesthesia. Next, we will make an incision in the gums where you need regeneration and insert the grafting material. Finally, we’ll stitch your gums closed. The process helps the bone to fully regain functionality.

Bone Regeneration Aftercare

After your bone regeneration procedure, you will want to avoid disturbing or touching the area while it heals. Limit physical activity and eat soft foods for the first few days after surgery. You also don’t want to rinse too vigorously or spit for two days so the graft material can stabilize. Take painkillers as needed, use ice if you experience swelling or discomfort, and start taking antibiotics.

Do You Require Bone Regeneration in Delray Beach, FL?

Has gum disease caused your jawbone to deteriorate? Call R&R Dentistry today and ask us about our bone regeneration service. We’re more than happy to replace any bone loss and give you something to smile about.


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