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How are bone grafts used to treat gum disease?

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When you get a bone graft for gum disease, it uses fragments of your own bone, synthetic bone, or donated bone to replace bone destroyed by gum disease. The grafts serve as a platform for the regrowth of bone, which restores stability to teeth. Newer technology, called tissue engineering, encourages your own body to regenerate bone and tissue at a faster rate.

From: Treatments for Gum Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

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