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Severe welling on cheek 2 weeks after bone graft implant surgery

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Periodontics 27 years experience
Yes of course: While the best approach for successful implant surgery is to properly evaluate the bone quality and quantity prior to surgery time, (via. Cone beam ct... Read More
Dr. James Sunwoo
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 15 years experience
Bone Graft: There are no contraindications to grafting additional bone at the time of implant placement. In fact, it can be very helpful in some instances.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Recommended: Bone graft procedures may be performed separately or together when dental implants are being placed. This procedure is done routinely upon the individ... Read More

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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Increases fusion rates which are already excellent, equivalent alternative is auto graft hip bone and six weeks in collar allograft donor bone with p... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Lieblick
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 21 years experience
Quite Painful : It is quite painful and can cause disturbances in your ability to walk for a while. It's also necessary to stay in the hospital for at least a day fol... Read More
Dr. Donald Cohen
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Moderate: Most of your pain with more than likely be from the donor hip site, unless you are in need of major jaw reconstruction. Then both sites with have mod... Read More
Dr. Neil McLeod
Prosthodontics 49 years experience
Controllable pain: It is a big deal to have your hip opened up to harvest bone for dental implants, and the recovery can be uncomfortable and walking stiff. But if it i... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Sinus augmentation: To make room for the bone, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward, or "lifted", sometimes also called a sinus augmentation. It is done w... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Cahill
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Probably not: Your exact repair is not entirely clear from your message however in general only months after repair the bones is as strong or stronger than it was p... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: The type and duration of antibiotics needed is based upon the type of bacteria involved and it's relative sensativity to various antibiotics as well a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Surgery: Unusual for you to be in discomfort this long. Please return to the Dentist that placed the implants for reevaluation.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Horn
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Cure not guaranteed: that is unfortunate. Even the best done surgical procedure does not always guarantee perfect results. They will likely present you options such as a v... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kayvon Javid
Dentistry 20 years experience
Not likely : Most likely not a problem. Normally after 4 weeks the graft is already covered with soft tissue ( gum) and touching the area should ha... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Ask the surgeon: Unusual complications or symptoms occurring after a procedure should be discussed with the doctor who did the procedure and/or with one's primary care... Read More

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