When your jawbone suffers from any sort of decay or trauma, it decreases the strength and health of your jaw. If your jaw isn’t healthy, it can have a pretty negative effect on your oral health, and could prevent you from getting dental implants if you need teeth replaced.
If your jawbone does have any sort of decay or other problems, a bone graft procedure from Dr. Daniel Cannon in Tulsa, Oklahoma can effectively restore the health and integrity of your jawbone.
So let’s look more at what a bone graft is and how it can help.
The treatment process starts with a thorough examination of the area, which might also include taking a series of X-rays or having a CT scan. This will clearly determine how much bone structure is available.
To perform the graft, Dr. Daniel Cannon will refer you to an oral surgeon or periodontist. The bone graft is usually installed in a single outpatient appointment where you will be deeply sedated. You will need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment.
The bone material for the graft can be directly taken from your own chin or from a surgical grade cadaver. The surgeon starts by making an incision in your gums to directly access the bone and to prepare the area. Then, the bone sample is set into place and the gums are sutured closed. In time, your body will naturally integrate the graft into your existing bone structure.
A bone graft can do so much to help you get your jawbone health back and improve your quality of life. If you’re interested in what our team can do for you, call us today at 918.743.1351 to schedule a consultation.