Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery Publishes Details About Dental Bone Grafting

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( — February 22, 2019) — Charleston, SC — Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery, an oral and facial surgery provider located in the Charleston, SC area, recently published a blog post discussing essential information about bone grafting.

Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery has recently published a blog post discussing and answering some of the typical questions about dental bone grafting. Bone grafts are required when a person needs a dental implant, but their jaw bone is not strong enough to support the implant.

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Bone grafting becomes necessary when there is a noticeable bone loss in patients who are trying to proceed with a dental implant procedure. The most common occurrence is when a tooth is lost or removed. When this happens, the bone will naturally resorb if it goes without treatment. Other circumstances that contribute to bone loss include injuries to the jaw bone, persistent grinding of the teeth, periodontal disease leading to disintegration of the bone, and congenital diseases which can cause a person to have less of a jaw bone than normal.

Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery, located in Charleston, SC, provides professional bone grafting services to residents of the greater Charleston area. They have offices in Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Mt. Pleasant, and Bluffton, SC so patients can choose the location that is most convenient to them.

Concerned that you may need a bone graft? A CT scan will provide a detailed image of the bone in question so that a surgeon can make the determination as to whether a bone graft is necessary. Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery has all the capabilities to provide this as well. If a bone graft is necessary, the surgeon will discuss the options for sedation and anesthesia so that the procedure is as comfortable as possible.

A bone graft typically takes several months to integrate with the existing bone. Over time, a dental implant that is placed in the same area will also ossify with the bone and become a lasting fix to the missing tooth. To learn more about the bone grafting process or to schedule a consultation of your own, visit Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery’s website or read more on their blog post displayed above.