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Oral Bone Graft
The alternatives: As a general rule, bone grafting procedures are highly successful. The most important factor to success is blood supply. Maintaining proper blood supply to an area will determine success, and anything that interferes with this can cause a problem. Your periodontist or oral surgeon can help you determine what the best choices are! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wait: Wait until there is adequate healing of the soft tissues. If the graft is large and is not well supported by adjacent native bone then additional healing time would be recommended. Micro movement of the graft can adversely affect the healing process and it's succes. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had oral surgery for a bone graft. I've had headaches increasing in intensity for the past 5 day..?
Better to use inhaler or nebulizer following oral Surgery to remove 2 teeth with a bone graft? Read and drinking staws causes clot issue?
Clot issues: The connection of drinking with straws and clot issues is the early loss of clot from extraction site resulting in exposed bone which can become a dry socket. Several other precautions are not rinsing or swishing, no hot liquids, and spitting. All can dislodge clot. No smoking! You can talk to your surgeon about your medication. The surgery is simple and with few cautions, you heal fine. ...Read more
Are bone grafts common with dental implants? I'm in need of a dental implant, and have been told by the oral surgeon that first they'll need to perform a bone graft on my jaw. I was shocked that i would need that. Is this common with implants, or is my ja
When : When teeth are removed from the jaw, s initial healing will result in bone filling in the extraction site over the following 6 to 12 months. Because "mother nature" no longer needs bone at the extraction site to support the tooth she will not fully replace the bone to it original levels. After 12 months or so the jaw bone will slowly reabsorb resulting in loss of bone in both the vertical and horizontal dimensions. This bone loss will make it difficult, and even impossible, to place a dental implant. In summary bone grafts are recommended to accelerate the placement of the implant, to create enough bone to place an implant, or to improve the esthetics of the area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recently,one of my lower molars (18) became infected, causing pain, low-grade fever, and a swollen knot on my jaw. After seeking two opinions we had the oral surgeon surgical remove it and place a bone graft in socket. One week later molar 19, which also
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