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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

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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How long before I can eat normally and be pain free after a dental bone grafting?

How long before I can eat normally and be pain free after a dental bone grafting?

Be careful: Be careful during the initial 2-3 weeks so as not to disturb the soft tissue healing or the incision. Depending on the type and size of the defect being grafted bone can take up to a year to fully mineralize and mature. Refrain from hard crunchy foods or playing with the sutures with your tongue. ...Read more

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After dental bone graft, how many days will bone particles fall out?

After dental bone graft, how many days will bone particles fall out?

Depends the method: As a periodontist, I do all types of bone grafting. When grafting is done after a tooth is removed, you may express particles of grafted bone for several days. If the grafting was done for another reason, you may have a slight complication. Call the surgeon and ask. ...Read more

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Dental bone grafts are needed when?

Preservation: Hi. I'd also weigh in to say that i'd suggest that you should consider a bone graft in the "socket" after any extraction. This preserves the bone level at the site to allow for an implant in the future or even to increase your dentist's ability to have a better cosmetic outcome with what ever you choose to restore the area. ...Read more

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Is it okay to perform oral after dental bone grafts?

Is it okay to perform oral after dental bone grafts?

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 more

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What if you need a dental bone grafts but don't get it done?

What if you need a dental bone grafts but don't get it done?

Can't place implants: If you choose not to have a bone grafting procedure performed, you may markedly affect the ability of your surgeon to correctly place a dental implant. This could compromise the overall survival of the implant, the esthetics of the implant, and may even make placing the implant impossible altogether. The bone graft will help ensure the success of your dental implant investment. Keep smiling! ...Read more

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What are the signs that dental bone graft isn't working?

What are the signs that dental bone graft isn't working?

Graft loss ; infect: A failed bone graft, may present as an infection at the surgical site, a loss of bone density, a migration of bone out of the site. If a sinus lift='chronic sinusitis boney particulate coming into mouth or out the nose and or oral fluids from mouth coming out nose. Additionally, a premature dental implant placement into an immature graft site may cause graft dislodgment and procedure failure. ...Read more

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Are dental implants and bone grafts safe?

Are dental implants and bone grafts safe?

Yes: Dental implants have been around for many years. Proper treatment planning is the key for the success of dental implants. ...Read more

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How are dental bone grafts done for bridges?

How are dental bone grafts done for bridges?

Open ended question: It depends. Are the bone grafts being done to the supporting teeth or are the grafts being done to the gum tissue for cosmetic reasons. This needs to be discussed with the attending dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Cost of dental impants, bone grafts?

It varies: In a general sense, you are not buying a chunk of metal or a piece of bone; you are paying for the experience and expertise of the dental surgeon who is performing the procedure. The more experienced, generally the more expensive. But, remember, you get what you pay for in most cases. Most conventional implants run $3-5000 apiece with an additional fee for the crown which sits on it. Grafts-? ...Read more

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How much do dental impants and bone grafts cost?

How much do dental impants and bone grafts cost?

Depends: It depends on the geographic area, the surgeon, the type of implant used, the type of abutment and lastly the type of crown. If bone augmentation is required then there will be additional fees. The fees are determined by the size of the defect, the amount of graft material and the need for a membrane and/or fixation screws or tacos. Autougenous grafts involve a second surgical site which may add. ...Read more

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Is it okay to perform oral sex after dental bone grafts?

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 more

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What complications can there be after a dental bone graft?

What complications can there be after a dental bone graft?

Rarely any: Bone itself has no nerve innervation, so it is simply a matter of the graft stimulating new bone growth. Rare to have complications. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if dental bone grafts work for peridontal disease?

Wanted to know if dental bone grafts work for peridontal disease?

Usually does...: Bone grafting is indicated for loose teeth due to a periodontal disease, but the teeth would have to be free of infection and stabilized with a fixed splint if the graft is to be successful. ...Read more

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Once the dental bone grafts are surgically in placed and healed, is surgery needed to put the posts in?

Once the dental bone grafts are surgically in placed and healed, is surgery needed to put the posts in?

Stage # 2: After your bone grafting surgery heals completely (3-4 month), your oral-dental surgeon places the dental implant titanium post in your jawbone. It is considered a minor surgery. ...Read more

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Is alcohol ok to drink 2wks after a dental bone graft in moderation?

Is alcohol ok to drink 2wks after a dental bone graft in moderation?

Should be OK: Not a dentist, but there is no orthopedic literature suggesting that alcohol inhibits bone healing. Moderate drinking should be fine. Tobacco does have negative effects on bone healing. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to have a dental bone graft and implants in one day?

Yes, usually: It is often possible to have a tooth removed and a bone graft with a dental implant placed the sae day. Every situation is different, but quite often I perform this in my office. Sometimes there are situations which prevent this, especially if infection is present, not enough native bone, not enough soft tissue, etc. Speak to your oral surgeon about your particular case. ...Read more

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I got a dental bone graft about 10 days ago, but I still see a "dent" and I even see the membrane! Is this even normal?

I got a dental bone graft about 10 days ago, but I still see a "dent" and I even see the membrane! Is this even normal?

Yes w-TeflonMembrane: Certain membranes, especially removable ptfe (teflon) can be visible after placement and there could be a slight differential in height (indented are) where it is placed. However, other membranes such a collagen or titanium mesh are meant to be fully covered by skin until the bone graft fully integrates with the body. If you have any questions about the appearance of your membrane consult w-dds. ...Read more

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Is a bone graft for a dental implants possible?

Bone graft: Yes, not only its possible, it's done routinely in cases that there is not enough bone to support a dental implant, in many cases of immediate dental implant placement right after removing teeth also there is a need for grafting bone around the implant. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get trichomoniasis from a dental bone graft?

Is it possible to get trichomoniasis from a dental bone graft?

Not at all likely: Trichomoniasis is the most common curable std in young, sexually active women.

Trichomoniasis can be spread:
1. Between men and women through penis-to-vagina intercourse
2. Between women through vulva-to-vulva intercourse.

If you have it, you did not contract it through any dental procedure. Get a test from a medical provider if infection is suspected. It can be cured! ...Read more

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How painful is the recovery for a dental bone graft (needed for implant)?

How painful is the recovery for a dental bone graft (needed for implant)?

Varies: There alot of different types and complexities of bone grafts. In general, the recovery is similar to that of a dental extraction. In some cases, a more significant recovery is required. ...Read more

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What type infections can result from a dental bone graft using cadaver bone? What could be the worse possible scenario

What type infections can result from a dental bone graft using cadaver bone? What could be the worse possible scenario

None from the bone: According to the cdc, there has been no documented transmission of disease by bone allografts used in dentistry in the last 30 years. Once the bone graft is placed in the patient's mouth it may be susceptible to infection by contamination with the patients bacteria and other factors. I have used bone allografts for the last 21 years without disease transmission. ...Read more

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Should I see my surgeon if there is pain in area of a dental bone graft completed 2 months ago? I received a facial last week and now area aches.

Should I see my surgeon if there is pain in area of a dental bone graft completed 2 months ago? I received a facial last week and now area aches.

Yes: I doubt having the facial would have caused the pain you are experiencing. Just to be sure, i'd call the surgeon to make sure the bone graft is ok. If you have swelling, redness, and puss associated with the pain, I suspect there is a problem. It also depends on what type of bone graft and how involved the graft was. Call your surgeon and I guarantee they will want to see you. Keep smiling! ...Read more

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Do those who undergo dental implant generally need bone graft?

Do those who undergo dental implant generally need bone graft?

Sometimes: It depends on the amount and quality of bone a potential implant site has. Sometimes a site has to be augmented in order for an implant to be successful, and sometimes it does not. ...Read more

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Can a dental bone graft get rejected or infected, if put on top an extraction, pain after 11 days, on clindamycin day 5 but not going away.

Can a dental bone graft get rejected or infected, if put on top an extraction, pain after 11 days, on clindamycin day 5 but not going away.

Yes: Consult with your oral surgeon. There is no guarantee a bone graft will take even if no infection is present. I would be concerned as to why you have pain 11 days later and feel the mouth should get an exam. ...Read more

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I believe I have developed an infection where I recently had a dental bone graft. What methods of treatment are there for such an infection?

See your dentist: Guesses regarding post surgical infection are a bad idea. Clindamycin is an antibiotic which will bind to bone and is excellent for dental infections, BUT. Your dental surgeon needs to evaluate this immediately ...Read more

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3mos ago got dental implant on lt & bone graft rt side I got laid off can't afford to get crown & implant etc. How long can I wait? Will bg reabsorb?

3mos ago got dental implant on lt & bone graft rt side I got laid off can't afford to get crown & implant etc. How long can I wait? Will bg reabsorb?

Dental implant: The problem with having an unrestored dental implant is that, depending on how long you wait, the teeth on either side of the implant may drift towards the implant site. This would necessitate orthodontic treatment to re-align the teeth prior to restoring the implant.
Talk with your dentist about how to maintain the site until you can restore the implant. ...Read more

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How painful is bone graft surgery from your hip for dental implants?

Quite Painful: It is quite painful and can cause disturbances in your ability to walk for a while. It's also necessary to stay in the hospital for at least a day following surgery. The good thing is that it is almost never necessary any more. If you would like a referral, I know a brilliant implant surgeon in your city who can help you or at least do a second opinion. His consultations are free for implants! ...Read more

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Is it possible that further bone graft be added during dental implant surgery?

Is it possible that further bone graft be added during dental implant surgery?

Yes: Absolutely, we do it routinely. For example, when we do the full arch implant surgical / restorative treatment in one day, we keep the bone removed from reshaping the irregular contours and that removed when preparing the implant sites. This is then grafted wherever it is needed. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is dental implant removal after two years painful with bone graft? Should I opt for anesthesia?

Is dental implant removal after two years painful with bone graft? Should I opt for anesthesia?

HAH?: You kind of mixed a few things together here. Why are you having the implant removed? Are you saying that you will have a bone graft after removal? Unless you enjoy pain I would get an anesthetic. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Achong
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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