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FAQ:  Bone Grafts

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My teeth are not loose but I do have sore gums sometimes. I just had a scaling and was told I should have bone grafts on both sides and top and bottom.

This makes me very nervous. Is it necessary since my teeth are not even loose? ...Visitor from FL

It sounds like you have bone loss issues.

To confirm the need and efficacy of bone graft treatments, consult a Periodontist. If the recommendation was made by a periodontist, then get a consult from a Prosthodontist with 15+ years experience.

The window for treatment success in these types of situations is a often a short one.... wait too long and you may lose your candidacy for being a bone graft patient. Usually, when the teeth become loose, it is too late for bone graft procedures.

The use of a PerioLase is popular for treating loose teeth.

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