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What are risks of bone grafts?

What are risks of  bone grafts?

A few things: The risks involve failure of the bone graft, pain, infection, bleeding, swelling, bleeding or damage to adjacent structures in the face and jaw. However the risks are minimal. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

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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What if you need a bone grafts? Will they cut a piece from your body?

What if you need a bone grafts?  Will they cut a piece from your body?

Not necessarily: There are other options: allografts, xenografts and synthetics. All are basically 'bone in a bottle". Experienced surgeons know when where and how to use them with great success. ...Read more

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What is a bone graft?

What is a bone graft?

Increasing bone: In dentistry it is most commonly done by adding powdered or solid bone substitute to a deficient area and covering it for 4-6 mo. The body responds by healing the area into new solid bone. This procedure is done at sites in the mouth where there is not enough bone and there is a need for more bone to support a dental implant. ...Read more

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What can help bone graft grow faster?

What can help bone graft grow faster?

Palliative: Keep the graft area clean to prevent any kind of infection. Immobilization to avoid any micromovement. Vitamine c and balance meal to help in healing. Follow up with your care provider. ...Read more

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Could a bone graft have partial failure?

Could a bone graft have partial failure?

Yes, very much so.: Failure of the graft to fully incorporate is well known. Follow your orthopod's advice. Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a bone graft to grow?

4 weeks to 4 months: Bone graft material will act as a catalyst to begin bone growth via osteoconduction, osteoinduction, or osteogenesis. In osteoconduction, the grat acts as a scaffold, as blood vessel via neovascular genesis will bring in the bone cell, proliferate, differentiate, and mature. In osteoinduction, it will induce the bone to form and mature similarly. Osteogenesis only occurs with autogenous graft. ...Read more

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What happens if part of your bone graft falls out?

What happens if part of your bone graft falls out?

Not good news !: Depends on which type of bone graft procedure is done for you. If a socket preservation graft is done after an extraction, although it should've been secured properly under membrane or similar containment measures, still loss of some extra particles of bone can happen which is not a big deal, but if you have had a block bone graft, or guided bone regeneration, then see your surgeon. ...Read more

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How fast does the bone grow back after a bone graft?

Depends: There are various types of bone grafts in different areas of the mouth and different sizes. Usually small bone grafts can take 3 months to heal but larger bone grafts can take 6-9 months to heal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bone graft?

See below: Bonegrafts can be divided into autograft (bone from self), allograft (cadaver bone), xenograft (bone from another species) and alloplast (synthetic). Bonegrafting is a surgical procedure to replace missing or deficient bone. ...Read more

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How painful is the recovery process after a bone graft?

Slight to moderate: The postoperative pain from the bone graft cause by three reasons: 1) infection, 2) uncontrolled swelling, 3) collateral damages during the grafting procedure. A grafting procedure should be carried out with least collateral damages to the area, i.e. The complete flap closure, patency of covering tissue, fixation of the graft. Medication will control swelling, infection, and pain. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take to heal after a bone graft?

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How long does it normally take to heal after a bone graft?

4 months or more: Complete bone healing after a graft requires bone cell migration, attachment, differentiation, proliferation, and maturation as the graft resorps. These stages would take places at least 4 months or more prior to loading (functioning). The time for the complete healing depends on the extent of the defect, the type of graft, the absence of infection and the complete coverage of graft. ...Read more

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Will exposed bone resulting from a bone graft heal itself?

Yes, but compromised: All wounds will heal in time. However, exposed bone during grafting will compromise the result of the graft. Most often this is due to infection. Must keep the area clean. Consult the dentist/surgeon who do the graft. ...Read more

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When the body has to grow a bone graft, is it normally painful?

Bone graft pain: The bone graft itself does not cause pain. The discomfort comes more from the complete debridement of the area especially if it was infected before being grafted and the elevation of gum tissue to place membranes to cover the graft. Depending on the graft location and the person's susceptibility, there may also be swelling of the area. ...Read more

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Why do people feel that it's "okay" to use cadaver bone for bone grafts?

Why do people feel that it's "okay" to use cadaver bone for bone grafts?

Allograft: The bone (or even tendons, fascia, etc) implanted that is cadaveric source is donated to a musculoskeletal tissue bank via organ donation. They are processed in such a way to prevent the passage of disease from donor to recipient. These tissues allow surgeons to safely replace damaged or missing tissue from injury or disease without having to harvest tissue from elsewhere on the patient. ...Read more

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Why do people feel that it's ethical to use cadaver bone for things like bone grafts?

Why do people feel that it's ethical to use cadaver bone for things like bone grafts?

Consent is given: The only people who become donors for bone graft are the ones who checked off the box agreeing to be organ donors on their drivers license. It's the same ethical concept as donating your heart or your kidneys. Multiple patients' lives are improved with prior consent, so there is no ethical problem. I am grateful to the people who donate their organs and bones after death. ...Read more

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Dental bone grafts are needed when?

Preservation: Hi. I'd also weigh in to say that i'd suggest that you should consider a bone graft in the "socket" after any extraction. This preserves the bone level at the site to allow for an implant in the future or even to increase your dentist's ability to have a better cosmetic outcome with what ever you choose to restore the area. ...Read more

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How are dental bone grafts done for bridges?

How are dental bone grafts done for bridges?

Open ended question: It depends. Are the bone grafts being done to the supporting teeth or are the grafts being done to the gum tissue for cosmetic reasons. This needs to be discussed with the attending dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it okay to perform oral after dental bone grafts?

Is it okay to perform oral after dental bone grafts?

Oral sex?: Depend upon how long ago the bone graft was done and if the incision is well healed, so there is not and open comunication with the oral cavity and the area were you are appliying your mouth to.If you are refering to oral sex remember that the genital areas are highly contaminated with many types of bacteria and yes is there is a recent wound the area can get contaminated. ...Read more

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Bone Graft (Definition)

Bonegrafts can be divided into autograft (bone from self), allograft (cadaver bone), xenograft (bone from another species) and alloplast (synthetic). Bonegrafting is a surgical procedure to replace ...Read more


Graft (Definition)

Tissues from one location are transferred to another . Also refers to ...Read more