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Procedures

     
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    Howard zoloft has treated my children and myself. He is great at what he does. His staff is also welcoming. My anxiety levels are non existance with doctor...
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    OK so I just met Dr. Zolot for the 1st time he is amazing!!!!I was really scared full of anxiety and began crying when he was Educating me about Paredontal...
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    I have been to three different periodontists in my lifetime. Dr. Zolot is the best. He does do an excellent job of explaining everything and his "bedside"...
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    Dr. Zolot is a top notch periodontist! I worked with him for 16 years. He is professional, personable and gentle! I highly recommend him to anyone and would...
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    Dr. Howard Zolot is the best in his profession. He takes time to educated his patients on what periodontal disease does to the bone. My wife has a bad case...
This transparent view of the gums shows the bone loss that has occurred from periodontal disease.
The periodontist gently opens the area.
He then fills it with bone grafting material.
A patch is placed to hold the material in.
The periodontist then closes the area and lets it heal.
The bone grafting material will integrate with the bone and the gum will also return to normal.

Bone Grafting

Your jawbone is what supports your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, severe periodontal infection dissolves parts of your jawbone. This bone loss can eventually lead to the loss of your teeth.

The first step of treatment is to remove the periodontal disease, which halts the bone loss. Then Dr. Zolot repairs the damage that has occurred. In many cases, various bone grafting techniques can be used to re-grow some of the jawbone that was lost.

There are several types of bone graft materials available. Dr. Zolot will help determine the type that is most appropriate for you and your specific anatomical requirements. There are advantages and disadvantages of each, but they all act to promote the growth of your own bone in the areas they are placed.

Procedure: Dr. Zolot administers a local anesthetic and gently opens the area. He then removes the periodontal disease, repairs the bone damage and fills in the damaged area with bone grafting material.