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Periodontal Care and Dental Implants
Dr. Dante Tomaselli DMD

Bone Grafts/Socket Preservation

Bone Regeneration

Regenerative procedures can reverse some of the damage caused by periodontal disease by regenerating lost bone and tissue.

During this procedure, your periodontist folds back the gum tissue and removes the disease-causing bacteria.  Membranes (filters), bone grafts or tissue stimulating proteins can be used to encourage your body's natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.  Almost all of the materials we use are bioadsorbable and man-made.

Eliminating existing bacteria and regenerating bone and tissue helps to reduce pocket depth and repair damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease.  With a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional maintenance care, you will increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth - and decrease the chances of serious health problems associated with periodontal disease.   

Socket Preservation

Careful management of extraction sockets after tooth extraction can prevent unsightly bone loss and a better cosmetic outcome of tooth replacement.  Socket preservation is a procedure where a bone graft is place into the socket at the time of extraction to preserve the shape and integrity of the space prior to placing an implant at a later time.  Please view the video for a visual description of the procedure:

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