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Is Bone Grafting Necessary After Wisdom Teeth Extracted
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Bone grafting after an extraction is a non-invasive and cost-effective way to make sure your jaw bone is preserved. For most cases, it is very helpful.
Grafting is usually not needed to replace wisdom teeth, baby teeth, or when teeth were taken out for braces. ...Read more
How much pain when wisdom teeth extracted and a bone graft and the titanium posts for dental implants put in?
Very different surge:
The extraction of wisdom teeth often involve traumatic surgery. This can produce elevated levels of discomfort
on the contrary, placement of an implant (call them "root replacements" since a root was removed replaced (the implant). These are very atraumatic and there are no stitches, no pain on placement and the graft I use is artificial and placed at the time of implant placement, no PO pain. ...Read more
Too broad a?: If you require these services, speak to your own dentist. If you just want some information, you can google it. If you have specific questions, please re-post them. Space is limited here and this website is intended to help patients with specific problems, concerns and questions. We try to help as best we can, but just answering questions that can be researched on your own is wasteful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had all 4 wisdom teeth extracted 2 weeks ago, today went back with pain & had a bone fragment removed. How long will it take for exposed bone to heal?
My tooth hurt. So I got a root canal done, but it still hurts. I got it extracted with bone grafting. Why does it still hurt? Ialso got my wisdom tooth extracted the same day on the other side of the mouth and I have a dry socket there. Whatshould I do?
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
When is it safe to return to vigorous physical activity after the tooth extraction and a bone graft?
2 weeks: If there is no infection and gum or soft tissue heals with primary attachment, you could return to your physical activity in two weeks. Gum reattached in 14 days and crosslinks for strength in 28 days. That is when all the cells necessary for healing is in place and start to mature. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a safe over the counter alternative to use instead Peridex after tooth extraction and bone grafting?
Having tooth extraction and bone graft/"sinus bump" on monday and I'm terrified. What should I expect?
I am unable to open my mouth after bone grafting after tooth extraction because of pain. What to do? Is it normal?
Trismus: Inflammation due to infection may cause swelling in the posterior area, which restricts the movement of the TMJ joint (tmj disc specifically) and spasm of the muscle of mastication. This leads to trismus, or inability to open the mouth or limited mouth opening due to the spasm of the muscle of mastication. Corticosteroid (dexamethasone or Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack) and antibiotics should solve the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had #19 and #3 tooth extraction/bone graft 6 days ago. What is my risk for dry socket? How long until I can be sure that I won't get dry socket?
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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