i need some dental expertise here. i just went to see my new dentist after having to switch because of insurance changes and discovered that i have bone loss by my upper second molar that's clearly a result of getting my wisdom teeth pulled last year. the dentist said she could refer me to a periodontist, but the only thing that would fix it would be a bone graft, which seems scary as hell to me, and i'm not a person who fears dental work. i asked her what the bad consequences of leaving it unfixed would be, and she explained that it leaves my second molar in a more vulnerable position. however, the second molar is having no problems currently, and i do take good care of my teeth. she mentioned that it might be possible to offset the bad effects of the bone loss through thorough flossing and brushing around the area. is this correct, or should i pursue the bone graft pronto? my current thinking is that i'll wait and see if it looks like it'll be a problem and then get it fixed because of both the fear of the procedure and the expense. should i be more concerned about this than i am?