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How Fast Does The Bone Grow Back After A Bone Graft
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had stitches out before two weeks after bone graft for molar removal because healed fast .Been just over three weeks, will shouting cause damage?
No!: but why shout?? "Speak softly but carry a bid stick!" Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I am 4 days post extraction and bone graft (2 back upper molars) no swelling or pain but noticing a bad odor . Is this normal?
No: See your Dentist, Periodontist, or Oral Surgeon for a reevaluation. ...Read more