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Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: Bone grafting is not usually required after wisdom teeth removal. Usually bone grafting is only recommended in areas where missing teeth may need to be replaced some day. ...Read more

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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


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Is bone grafting necessary after wisdom teeth extracted?

Is bone grafting necessary after wisdom teeth extracted?

Bone Grafting: 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

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How much pain when wisdom teeth extracted and a bone graft and the titanium posts for dental implants put in?

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

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Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: Bone grafting is not usually required after wisdom teeth removal. Usually bone grafting is only recommended in areas where missing teeth may need to be replaced some day. ...Read more

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What's the difference between wisdom teeth extraction vs bone grafting pain?

What's the difference between wisdom teeth extraction vs bone grafting pain?

Depends: Every situation is different. Some wisdom teeth are bony impacted, some are infection or abcessed. It also depends on the type and size of the bone graft being compared to. It is difficult to provide a comparison. ...Read more

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Why would a doc have to do a bone graft while removing wisdom teeth?

Why would a doc have to do a bone graft while removing wisdom teeth?

Large defect: Sometimes its necessary to place a bone graft when removing teeth to protect the nerve in the jaw but usually to preserve bone on the back side of the 2nd molar which could cause more tooth loss. ...Read more

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Tell me more about bone grafting & wisdom tooth extraction?

Tell me more about bone grafting & wisdom tooth extraction?

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 more

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How long does a tooth extraction and bone graft take?

How long does a tooth extraction and bone graft take?

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

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How long after tooth extraction/bone graft should the pain subside?

Post-surgery: Greatest pain level first 2 days post-surgery, then should gradually di is his daily over 10 days to 2 weeks. Follow your Dentist's post-op instructions to the letter. If you have any concerns, call for an appointment for reevaluation. ...Read more

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Are there any risks from a synthetic bone graft after tooth extraction?

Are there any risks from a synthetic bone graft after tooth extraction?

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 more

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How long does the pain normally last after tooth extraction/bone graft?

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How long does the pain normally last after tooth extraction/bone graft?

Vary: It is vary from 1 day to 4 weeks depending on the severity and healing of the graft. No graft should be done on the site of infection unless absolute necessary. It is much better to resolve the infection first prior to grafting. ...Read more

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How soon can I smoke after bottom tooth extraction and bone graft with stiches?

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

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When is it safe to return to vigorous physical activity after the tooth extraction and a bone graft?

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 more

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Is there a safe over the counter alternative to use instead Peridex after tooth extraction and bone grafting?

No: Peridex actually kills mouth bacteria unlike mouthwash which just washes some of the germs away.
If your dentist has given you a prescription for Peridex, be sure to have it filled and use it as directed. The success of the bone graft may depend on it. ...Read more

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Should I have sensitivity to cold after a tooth extraction and bone graft?

Should I have sensitivity to cold after a tooth extraction and bone graft?

Post Ext sensitivity: Is probably due to an adjacent tooth as a result of the surgery or coincidentally. See your own dentist who can examine you and give you an accurate answer and advice. ...Read more

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I am unable to open my mouth after bone grafting after tooth extraction because of pain. What to do? Is it normal?

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 more

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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?

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?

Almost zero: After six days the tissue has really started to heal. Since you had the sockets packed with grafting material, covered with a membrane, and sutured closed, your chances of a dry socket are almost nil. ...Read more

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How long does tooth extraction, bone graft, and implant take?

How long does tooth extraction, bone graft, and implant take?

Usually 90-120 mins: A periodontist or oral surgeon who places implants routinely all day long can usually do the procedures described in about 60 - 120 minutes, bearing no other concerns and not counting time for anesthesia. However, there are many situations where the extraction and bone graft is done on one day, then allowed to heal several weeks, then the implant placed at another appointment. ...Read more

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Can a radiograph still show the presence of placed bone grafting material into socket following tooth extraction one year earlier with no implant?

Probably not: After a year's time, the grafting material would have been resorbed and replaced by your own, living bone. In many instances the outline of the tooth socket can still be seen. The density of the new bone and the older, surrounding bone would be about the same. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a bottom molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?

How long does it take to recover from a bottom molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?

Define recover: Depends on your definition of recover....If you mean "when can I go back to work? ", the answer is the next day--you will be sore, but quite functional. If you mean "when will all pain be gone? ", about 2 weeks +/-. "when will it feel like normal again? " after the implant crown is placed! ...Read more

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How any days after a molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches do I have to wait before I can use a straw?

About 24 hours: Need to ask the person who did the procedure, as they would have more insight as to nature of and difficulty of your specific situation. But in general, no straws for 24 hours is ok. ...Read more

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Had a tooth extraction and bone graft 3 weeks ago. Yesterday noted swelling and pain. No redness or oozing from site. Possible food irritation?

Had a tooth extraction and bone graft 3 weeks ago. Yesterday noted swelling and pain. No redness or oozing from site. Possible food irritation?

Possible: Is there any reason why you would not give a simple call to the author of the extraction....he/she would be best to see you as a postop & be able to answer this question quicklly. ...Read more

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Had a left up molar tooth extraction for infected tooth which includes a bone graft. How long should I wait before resuming vigorous exercise?

Had a left up molar tooth extraction for infected tooth which includes a bone graft. How long should I wait before resuming vigorous exercise?

24hrs: Personally its a up to the patient but I always state 24hr because vigorous exercise will increase blood flow and excessive bleeding does not sit well with patients. ...Read more

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How soon after a lower molar tooth extraction with bone graft and stitches can I chew solid food?

It depends: If it is only one side, I tell patients they can chew solid food on the unaffected side the next day. Follow your doctors instructions. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the periodontist to complete a molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?

How long does it take for the periodontist to complete a molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?

Not long: Most appointments last about an hour including sedation, anesthesia, the procedure, and dismissal. Many like to say how fast they can do things, but anyone can do fast. Quality and the protection, and preservation of the remaining tissue is most important. You will have to live with the results, so make sure to find someone focused on quality, and who will take their time! ...Read more

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When can I come back to vigorous exercises after having molar tooth extraction and bone graft with stitches done?

When can I come back to vigorous exercises after having molar tooth extraction and bone graft with stitches done?

Return to normal: All questions should be discussed directly with the dentist treating you as he\she is responsible for your aftercare and proper healing of the wound site. Follow all written and\or oral instructions. ...Read more

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Which pain medication is more affective in relieving pain following a back lower molar tooth extraction with bone graft and stitches?

Depends.: People have different responses to pain medications and that's probably why there are so many on the market. Usually a combination of an NSAID along with a narcotic for breakthrough pain. ...Read more

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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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