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

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

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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My back molar was extracted 4 days ago. Very difficult extraction and i had a bone graft as well. I'm still in very much pain. Is it normal?

Some pain is normal: You had a complex procedure. There is going to be some discomfort. If this is increasing then you need to return to surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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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)?

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)?

Be patient: Healing time may vary depending on the individual and the procedure. Complete healing may take 2 to 6 months depending on the type of surgery. ...Read more

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Met with accident 8 months back. Docs saved my toe but bone was chipd so put a bone graft now it doesn't bend. What can I do to reverse. Anthr surgry?

Met with accident 8 months back. Docs saved my toe but bone was chipd so put a bone graft now it doesn't bend. What can I do to reverse. Anthr surgry?

Probably can't be...: Reversed at this point. You would need a joint implant, but if there is no longer a joint capsule(after the injury) it can't be done. I guess you can just be thankful that you have the toe! ...Read more

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When can I begin to eat solids following my lower right back molar extraction with bone graft and stitches?

When can I begin to eat solids following my lower right back molar extraction with bone graft and stitches?

4 weeks: It may take 14 days for soft tissue to attach and 28 days for them to cross link (providing strength). Normally if you don't have agraft (usually you don't need them) you can eat right away since the wisdom teeth is located far back and not involve with occlusion (it may hurt upon swallowing due to swelling 2-3 days). Since you have a graft, chew on the other side so the graft can be protected. ...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