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Sinus Lift Complications
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
Definitely, yes: Sinus Lifts are common, routine procedures. It's sometimes called a sinus augmentation. ...Read more
Not our call: It is hard to advise you as to what to do, considering we don't know why the graft failed, if it was a difficult case, or your other options/feelings in replacing your missing teeth. I assume that without the graft you cannot place implants. A discussion with your surgeon and dentist is in order... They know best the answers to the above questions. ...Read more
Are there any distributors in the U.S. that specifically has the iRaise Sinus Lift System available for dentist purchase here?
It is not available:
In USA. You should order directly from Herzliya, Israel. Here is an email: info@maxillent. Com
Hope it helps. ...Read more
Possible discomfort: After a sinus lift procedure, you can expect some pain and swelling and possibly some brusing. You may also experience some sinus congestion. Your dentist will most probably prescribe medication to control all these possiblities. ...Read more
Trained dentist only: A sinus lift augmentation is performed by an appropriately trained dentist or dental specialist like periodontist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
Personally, I don't: Think that a regular tooth extraction would affect the sinuses at all. If in doubt, get a second or third opinion. Save that $$$. ...Read more
Individual variance: It's amazing how different we all are. Whether it's the removal of a wisdom tooth, periodontal surgery, a sinus lift, or placement of a dental implant, some patients take no pain medication and do not swell while others need strong pain medication, swell and turn black and blue. Everyone is different. I can't predict how you will do. You and your own dentist can predict things better. ...Read more
Sinus Lift: As we age, it is not uncommon for bone to disappear in the upper jaw, especially in the regions below the maxillary sinus. As a way to rebuild this bone, a sinus lift procedure is performed. There are 2 ways to do this procedure: osteotome method and lateral wall method. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Having a consult with an experienced implantologist is important. ...Read more
Either way: Both procedures can be done at the same time or as separate procedures. That would depend upon the preference of the surgeon, you, and the individual circumstances at the time. ...Read more
Which is the more invasive and uncomfortable of the 2 dental procedures if there ever were a choice of either: internal or external sinus lift?
Internal: An external sinus lift is considered to be the more invasive of the two procedures. It is a larger incision. Both are effective ways of increasing bone volume for the placement of implants. Pain is very subjective to an individual and is difficult to predict but it can be managed and minimized by your surgeon. I would chose the internal sinus bump if it met your restorative goals. ...Read more
Sinus lift: A sinus lift is an intraoral procedure to raise the floor of the sinus in order to establish more room for a dental implant. See an oral surgeon or a periodontist who routinely performs that procedure for more detail regarding the actual surgery, prognosis and what to expect postoperatively. ...Read more
Resubmitted: what could have happened in the tooth extraction process that resulted in my need for a sinus lift?
Bone thickness: To build on the previous answer, if the natural bony wall separating the sinus and mouth is too thin, it can't support an implant properly. A sinus lift procedure thickens this bone in preparation for an implant and it really is unrelated to any extraction procedure. Sometimes during an extraction if the bone is thin there can be a communication from the mouth to the sinus but that is different. ...Read more
I had a dental sinus lift that needed about 12 deep needle injections to keep the area numb. How can this many be avoided next time? Thank-you.
Injections or: Unfortunately sometimes this happens. Because so many injections were needed this past time does not mean that would always be the case. There are lots of factors that could have required multiple injections. Another option, although I do not recommend it unless essential is the possibility of oral or IV sedation if available. Discuss all options with your doctor. ...Read more
My very invasive dental sinus lift required a hammer and chisel to do. Suggestion was for 5 to 10 days at home for trauma effect. Time period usual?
Which type of dental specialists would be able to diagnose the need, or not, for an upper molar sinus lift?
A dental sinus lift may be in my future. What will happen if I do not have it done? Also, will it result in post nasal drip, etc., ?
Why you need it.: Usually a sinus lift is actually opening the bottom of the sinus and adding bone to fill in part of the sinus. This is frequently done prior to placing implants if there is not enough sound bone available to hold the implant in place. There could be other reasons as well. If the area is sealed properly after surgery, then there should not be any communication from the sinus and your mouth. ...Read more
Does a dentist know through a regular digital dental X-ray that a person needs a sinus lift or is there a more reliable image method?
Yes...but: If a regular digital x ray shows the need for a sinus lift for implant placement that is not going to change with a 3d image. The height of the bone will be the same and either there is sufficient height or there is not. A 3d image helps in angulation of the placement of the implant and determining the thickness of bone. These are not usually as much of a concern for upper back tooth area. ...Read more