Calgary’s Specialty Dental Clinic

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Three Dental Specialties
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No Judgement Services
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Meet Our Periodontist

Dr. Javier Cabrales

Dr. Javier Cabrales completed the Graduate Periodontics program at the University of Manitoba in June 2020. Prior to his periodontal training, he received his DMD from the University of Saskatchewan in 2014 and thereafter worked as a general dentist for 3 years prior to entering postgraduate studies.

As a trained periodontist, he specializes in the placement of dental implants and the management of periodontal disease.

Dr. Cabrales is fluent in both English and Spanish and was drawn to Calgary for its mountains. When not at work, he enjoys going for long walks with his dog, snowboarding, cycling, and playings sports such as soccer and squash.


What is a bone graft?

A dental bone graft is a surgical procedure in which a periodontist adds bone to the jaw in order to support the teeth and improve their overall health. This is typically done when the jawbone has been damaged or has deteriorated due to gum disease or other factors.

Our periodontist can help by performing the bone graft procedure and providing ongoing care and monitoring to ensure that the bone is healing properly and the teeth are being supported. We can also provide other treatments such as scaling and root planing, periodontal surgery, and dental implants to help restore oral health and function.


Who is a candidate for a bone graft?

A candidate for a dental bone graft procedure is typically someone who has experienced bone loss in their jaw due to periodontal disease, tooth loss, or injury.

The procedure is used to rebuild and strengthen the jawbone in order to support dental implants or other restorative treatments.

Individuals who are considering dental implants or other restorative procedures, but have inadequate jawbone density, may also be candidates for a dental bone graft procedure.


What is involved in a bone graft procedure?

A dental bone graft procedure is typically completed in a few steps.

First, the area where the graft will be placed is numbed with local anesthesia. Next, a small incision is made in the gums to access the underlying bone. The graft material, which can be synthetic or taken from a donor, is then placed into the area and secured with screws or sutures. The incision is closed with sutures and a protective dressing is applied. The patient will then be given instructions on how to care for the area during the healing process.

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