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Gum Inflammation Around A Tooth Near A Bone Graft
Do granules of a dental bone graft move around? Like under your interior jaw bone near the extraction site.
Hopefully minimal: One of the reason why the bone graft fail is the instability or movement of the graft. True grafting required graft stabilization with membrane, cages (titanium fixture to protect graft), or screw in the case of block graft. Micromovement of graft will hinder the fibroblast migration and adhesion and interupt vascular genesis. Must achieve good clotting and full closure for graft stabilization. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Gum recession: Which hurts the most post op. A subepithelial connective tissue graft or a free gingival tissue graft also from the palate?
Pinhole hurts less: There is a newer approach known as the Piinhole Technique for gum recession. It is minimally invasive and less painful. You can look it up online. ...Read more
Yes: Not a common area for a graft, but it is possible. First find out why the tissue has receeded and address that problem first. See a prosthodontist for this. See the periodontist for the evaluation for the graft. Typically, they will work as a team. Many good ones in n.J. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A dental implant healing cap is normally submerged under the gum. Mine shows a very small visible cap above the gum.Is this called a 1 stage implant?
Need gum surgery for receding gums, which is better, donor gum tissue or using gum graft from the roof of the mouth?
See below: When a tooth is removed/extracted the socket is like an empty glass. It will partially fill with bone and partially with gum tissue - leading to incomplete healing. A bone graft/bone regeneration will stimulate the bone to more fully heal - filling about 96%+ of the socket/glass. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lump in gum 3 years after teeth extraction. Very painful. Can't wear lower dentures. Could it be fractured or possibly a piece of tooth left?
Yes: Recession of the gums = bone loss. The root of your tooth should be covered by gums and bone. Attached tissue is needed to avoid further recession and bone loss. Gum grafts increase the attached tissue on a tooth. If healthy, the attachment is strong and prevents further bone loss. If not properly cleaned, the gums get inflamed and the attachment becomes weaker. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have bone loss under tooth number19. Will a root canal and/or a bone graft at tooth number18 save the tooth?
Top right gum is swollen & painful. It's near the wisdom teeth & right above one tooth which had root canal procedure. Is it infection or gum disease?
Could be either: A localized infection in that area of gums is difficult to diagnose without and exam and an X-ray . It is possible that the tooth with the RCT is failing and you have an infection associated with that tooth. Or, possibly, the tissue around the wisdom tooth is infected from food impaction or eruption . See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not efficiently: Alveolar bone, tooth housing bone, exists only to support teeth (or implants). If a tooth is lost, the alveolar bone shrinks away. If necessary there are bone grafting procedures available. Talk your concerns over with your dentist. ...Read more
One tooth anchoring a 2 unit removable bridge needs gum graft due to recession. What may take the place of the space until graft heals? Shifting?
Graft: This is a tough question because it is specific to your mouth and cannot be answered generally. However, if the etiology of the problem has been aptly identified and if that problem causing the recession has been addressed, then a gingival graft should heal without to many sequelae, but please be aware that there are often concomitant disease processes which must be identified and treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My molar had no mobility. Extracted due to failed flap surgery. Gum abscess. How common to loose this tooth's bony buccal wall via extraction trauma?
Is a dentist able to remove gum tissue from another part of the inside of the mouth vs. cutting the palate for a connective tissue graft (1 tooth)?
Second Guessing: You're second guessing your periodontist... why? There's a certain type of gingiva that's needed for the graft, and there's an abundance of it on your palate. Allow your health care providers to do just that... provide you with healthcare! Discuss all of your concerns with those who are actually treating you... you'll get better answers than those on this forum, since they have actually examined u ...Read more
Bone piece coming thru gum post wisdom extraction and dark spot around tooth root.Dentist says irritation, not infection of tooth.Could that be right?
Yes.. causes:: It is not uncommon for there to be a small spicule of bone or even a small tooth fragment following the extraction of a tooth. Most of the time this separates and no further treatment is necessary. As an alternative, the dentist can remove it and hasten the healing process. It might also be bone not covered by gum. If not gone within a week, have it re-evaluated by your dentist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I just had molar flap surgery where a section of tooth root was removed. Will the sewn gum at the gum/tooth junction have a deep sulcus? Worried.
Gingival Graft: Pain may occur following a gingival graft surgery. It is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling, bad breath and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be: Yes. It is possible that scar tissue from an extraction can create a "bump" that can become tender if traumatized by a crust if toast, bacon, chop whatever. Mine's been there for 33 years--right side only--and can be quite painful at times. Get it checked to be sure of what it is, then you'll know the symptoms forever. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had tooth out and bone gratf 5 days ago today almost all the stiches fell off & the gum isnt still covering the bone graft, is it normal? Painless
I lost bottom 1/2 of tooth #8 & had it built up-fractured above gum-Should I extract now for bone graft (prep for implant) or wait until end of ortho?
Tooth extraction to upper #14 and bone graft (cow) now 10 days post-op. Oral surgeon says healing. But my gums still feel tender and sore. Normal?
Had an implant and bone graft and the gums on the teeth next to the implant are not touching the teeth and there is a gap. Due to bad stitches?
Tooth extraction (#14) 4 days ago with bone grafting.. Now slight swelling to the gums. Also bad taste in my mouth. Is this normal?
Is there a general guideline as to how long a patient should wait after gum and bone grafting until they can again start teeth bleaching at home?
Be patient 28 days: Using a bleaching agent following periodontal surgery can delay or complicate the healing process. This is easily avoidable by waiting and adequate amount of time until all healing is complete. Periodontal surgeries involving alveolar bone take 28 days to heal completely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that with bone grafting, all-on-four and etc, mostly anyone can get dental implants even if they lost teeth from gum disease?
Limitations: There are limitations to all treatments. For example, you can get periodontal disease around implants. Please see your Dentist for an evaluation as to whether implants and crowns or implant supported dentures would be applicable for your situation. Your Dentist may recommend teaming with an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist, or may recommend that you see a Prosthodontist. Go for exam and advice. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What degree of post-op pain can I expect from bone grafting for future dental implant? Like bone/gum grafting of 3 front lower teeth due to recession?
Same as any surgery: after surgery pain and swelling will vary from one person to another, nevertheless,you should be able to control the pain with pain killers and anti inflammatory medication that your surgeon will be prescribing. The pain if any should taper off after the first 24 hours. You should just avoid the area from food and brushing for a couple of weeks and you will do very well. Go for it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It would vary: Depending on the extent of the infection. Typically after the extraction and thorough debridement of the socket, one would like to wait 4-6 weeks before re-entry to do the bone graft or place the implant or both. Your treating dentist would make the best recommendation based on your situation. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
extraction: If you are asking how long it takes to do the procedure, assuming it is uncomplicated, then the answer is somewhere around an hour give or take a little. If you are asking about how long the healing takes then there are two answers. The gum tissue heals quickly, about two weeks and the bone filling in underneath takes about 3 - 4 months, sometimes longer. ...Read more
Minor risks: This is a fairly successful procedure. The risks are infection, loss of graft material or failure to maintain ridge width for an implant. While controversial, my experience is that cadaveric bone works much better than synthetic bone grafts if planning on implants. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Best: Best to wait 7-10 days. Smoking irritates tissues and impedes healing. I don't have to tell you that smoking causes mouth/throat/esophageal/lung/skin cancer, kidney disease, premature facial skin aging, let alone graft failure. Now would be a wonderful time to give yourself a present. ...Read more
Does an endodontist extract a tooth? If so, can they place bone graft into the hole at that time?
I need to extract tooth #10 get a bone graft and then an implant. What is the total time for the process?
Is it really necessary to have bone graft material placed into a molar tooths socket after extraction. Doesn't the space fill up with natural bone?
No, it doesn't fill: Alveolar bone, tooth supporting bone, dissolves away if there is no tooth to support. Sounds as if your a Dentist is trying to preserve ridge integrity in preparation for implant/crown replacement of the tooth to be extracted. It's sound advice...listen to your Dentist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Just back from my 3 tooth alloderm and bone grafting on lower teeth. About how long til the bone graft starts to become solidified(forgot to inquire)?
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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