Severe bone loss in the jaw can be a challenging condition to treat, but oral surgeons have several options available to help restore the jawbone’s health. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most effective treatments for severe bone loss in the jaw.
What causes severe bone loss in the jaw?
Severe bone loss in the jaw can occur for many reasons. One of the most common causes is periodontal disease, a bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone that support the teeth. Other factors that can lead to bone loss include tooth loss, trauma, and certain medical conditions like diabetes.
Severe bone loss in the jaw can lead to numerous dental problems, including tooth loss, gum recession, and difficulty eating and speaking. It can also change the appearance of the face, causing skin sagging and premature aging. Without proper treatment, the condition will likely worsen, leading to more significant complications and increased pain and discomfort.
A bone graft involves transplanting bone tissue from one part of the body to the jawbone. We typically use bone grafts for small to medium jawbone defects, and the tissue can come from the patient’s own body (autograft), an animal (xenograft), or a synthetic material (alloplast).
A sinus lift is a surgical procedure that increases the amount of bone in the upper jaw’s posterior region, allowing for dental implant placement. The procedure involves lifting the sinus membrane and placing a graft material in the newly formed space.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP is a treatment that utilizes the patient’s plasma to enhance healing and tissue regeneration. We typically use PRP in conjunction with other treatments, such as bone grafting, to improve the effectiveness and speed of the healing process.
Dental implants are metal posts surgically inserted into the jawbone. They serve as artificial tooth roots and can help stop further bone loss in the jaw by stimulating natural bone growth. Dental implants are often the preferred treatment for severe bone loss since they can also support dental restorations, such as crowns, bridges, and dentures.
If you are experiencing severe bone loss in the jaw, our team of oral surgeons can help determine the best treatment options for you. We offer state-of-the-art technology and the latest treatments to help restore your oral health and improve your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.