A 32-year-old member asked:
how painful is bone graft surgery from your hip for dental implants?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Russell Lieblick answered
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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 following surgery. The good thing is that it is almost never necessary any more. If you would like a referral, i know a brilliant implant surgeon in your city who can help you or at least do a second opinion. His consultations are free for implants!
Answered on Jan 20, 2017
Dr. Donald Cohen answered
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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 moderate pain which should be easily managed with oral pain medications.
Answered on Jul 5, 2015
Dr. Neil McLeod answered
48 years experience Prosthodontics
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 is decided that this is a good option for you, it would not be done lightly and will be of great value. Your surgeon will be able to provide you with medication that will effectively control discomfort. Best wishes.
Answered on Jul 5, 2014
Dr. James Vito answered
36 years experience Prosthodontics
Very manageable: It is done in a hospital under general anesthesia. It will be more sore where the hip graft is placed in your mouth. All your discomfort can be well controlled with prescription medications.
Answered on Jun 13, 2015
Dr. John Thaler answered
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Very: Consider an alternative. If it is for the upper jaw, find a specialist who does zygoma implants, thereby eliminating the need for a graft. See a prosthodontist for a thorough evaluation before making any decision. Go to the acop website to find a prosthodontist near you. Good luck.
Answered on Jul 5, 2014
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