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Suggest a remedy for periodontal disease

My periodontist said I need a root amputation on a back molar that has already had a root canal and crown. He said there is bone loss in this area and periodontal disease(only on this tooth). He said it would cost 2,400 dollars (possible bone graft). From my research this price seems extremely high. Also, I am not comfortable with cadaver, or bovine graft. Is there a synergic option? And what do you think of the cost of procedure? What about the risk? It is an upper molar and my sinus is close to area so dental implant might not be an option.
Mon, 29 Feb 2016
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Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain it seems that you have Localized Periodontitis that is gum disease leading to bone loss around a specific tooth and for which you are advised to undergo bone graft..
Firstly the cost of bone graft depend on location and quality of the dentist and the dental materials used..
You can enquire about the cost with consulting other oral surgeons in your area..
In case if you are not interested in bovine or cadaveric grafts you can discuss about Autogenous graft in which the bone will be taken from other parts of your jaw or chin,hip etc..
If you have sinus in close proximity, even then implant can be placed by doing a Sinus lift procedure followed by Implant Placement..

Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards.
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.
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