Dr. St. Louis is following the Governor's protocols and seeing emergency patients at his office. We are doing our part to keep patients' dental health stable and prevent overcrowding at our hospitals. If you are having discomfort, a toothache or are concerned about a possible infection now or in the future, please call us so we can get you scheduled at your earliest convenience.
Bone grafting is where the jawbone is built up to accommodate a dental implant or other restorative device. Bone grafting is a common procedure that is used frequently for dental implants and other periodontal procedures. The bone used to graft is taken from a sample from the patient. Many times, the bone is taken from another area of the mouth when drilling takes place. The bone fragments are suctioned from the mouth and used for the graft. Cadaver bone fragments are also used. They are harvested by bone banks and are a very safe source for bone donation.