Extraction, Bone Grafting & Regeneration

Tooth Is Retained

Bone grafting is a regenerative procedure that replaces the bone supporting your teeth that has been destroyed. During this procedure the periodontist:

  1. Folds back the gum tissue and removes the disease-causing bacteria.
  2. Bone graft particles or chips are placed in and around the damaged bone.
  3. This process promotes your body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.

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Tooth Is Extracted

  1. The tooth is extracted and the remaining tooth socket is thoroughly cleaned of all inflamed and infected tissue.
  2. Bone graft particles or chips are carefully placed into the extraction socket to fill the void left from the tooth.
  3. A dissolvable membrane or filter is placed over the bone graft to help hold the graft particles in place. This is similar to the way a coffee filter contains the coffee grinds.
  4. Sutures placed into the gum tissue allow proper healing of the surrounding soft tissues.

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Helpful Information

The following will prepare you for your procedure:

After Surgery

What you do after surgery can determine how fast and well you heal. Please read the following.

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Questions or Concerns

Office: (317) 844-2792

If you have an after hours emergency, please call (317) 691-4169.