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As it progresses, the severe periodontal infection of periodontitis can cause a gradual loss of bone structure near the roots of multiple teeth. This can eventually result in the loss of multiple teeth in one part of your mouth.

When teeth are lost in this manner, there is often not enough existing bone structure to anchor the two dental implants needed for an implanted supported dental bridge. In a case like this, Dr. Sidney Adler might recommend preparing the area with a bone graft.

This oral surgery can often be performed in a single outpatient appointment where you will need to be deeply sedated. Afterwards, you will need to have someone drive you home while your senses fully clear.

Dr. Sidney Adler can acquire the bone material from your chin or a surgical grade cadaver. To install the bone graft, he will make an incision in your gums to access the underlying bone and inserting the graft in place.

Afterwards, Dr. Sidney Adler will provide you with a prescription for pain medication. This will help you remain comfortable during the recovery process. Once the bone graft has been fully integrated with the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. Sidney Adler can start the process of installing the two dental implants needed to successfully restore your missing teeth.

If you live in the Riverdale, New York, area and you have lost multiple teeth to severe periodontal disease, you should call 718-548-3353 to schedule a consultation at Riverdale Oral Health and Implant Center.