The root of your tooth exerts pressure on your jawbone when you bite and chew, which is what helps keep that bone healthy and strong. A missing tooth or gum disease can cause that bone to deteriorate. Our dentists can remedy this problem with a bone graft in West Chester, Ohio. If you have been living with gum disease or a missing tooth, call Merrill Dental at 513-779-7711 to plan your visit with Dr. Daniel Merrill or Dr. Stephanie Merrill.