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I was wondering is a sinus lift a common procedure?

I was wondering is a sinus lift a common procedure?

Relatively common: Inadequate volume of bone in the posterior maxilla is remedied by a sinus lift, allowing for the placement of dental implants in that area. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Sinus (Definition)

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


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Is it true that a sinus lift is a common procedure?

Is it true that a sinus lift is a common procedure?

Definitely, yes: Sinus Lifts are common, routine procedures. It's sometimes called a sinus augmentation. ...Read more

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Do you think I should have the sinus lift repeated after the first failed?

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

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What to expect sinus lift post op?

What to expect sinus lift post op?

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

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Can a sinus lift augmentation be done by most general dentists?

Can a sinus lift augmentation be done by most general dentists?

Trained dentist only: A sinus lift augmentation is performed by an appropriately trained dentist or dental specialist like periodontist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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How often is it that an extracted tooth causes the need for a sinus lift?

How often is it that an extracted tooth causes the need for a sinus lift?

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

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Would it be abnormal not to experience any pain after a sinus lift and implant?

Would it be abnormal not to experience any pain after a sinus lift and implant?

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

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I'm wondering what is an osteotome sinus lift for dental implant?

I'm wondering what is an osteotome sinus lift for dental implant?

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

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Please answer me. Is a sinus lift and the inserts into the jaw inserted at the same time?

Please answer me. Is a sinus lift and the inserts into the jaw inserted at the same time?

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

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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?

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

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Can you tell me about got a sinus lift for dental implants and how that go?

Can you tell me about got a sinus lift for dental implants and how that go?

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

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What are the rates of failure for a sinus lift if the patient has bad allergies-sinusitus often?

What are the rates of failure for a sinus lift if the patient has bad allergies-sinusitus often?

Allergist: Consult with an allergist to try to bring your allergies under control. Anything you can do to provide a healthy, inflammation free environment can always help. Discuss your concerns with the surgeon who will be placing the graft and implants. All the best.... ...Read more

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Can a periodontist usually determine whether there is a need for an upper molar area sinus lift?

Definitely: Periodontists that placing dental implants. These specialists have the expertise to diagnose sinus lift procedure according to the cone beam ct. ...Read more

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Resubmitted: what could have happened in the tooth extraction process that resulted in my need for a sinus lift?

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

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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

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Which type of dental specialists would be able to diagnose the need, or not, for an upper molar sinus lift?

General dentist,: Oral surgeon, periodontist, endodontist, prosthodontist are dental specialties that are placing dental implants. These specialists are placing dental implants and have the expertise to diagnose sinus lift procedure according to cone beam ct. ...Read more

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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., ?

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

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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

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Oral Surgeon; Periodontist, etc. #: Is iRaise, a minimally invasive sinus lift procedure, available to patients in the United States, at this time?

Absolutely: A sinus lift operation performed with CAT scan control and knowing the anatomy of the maxillary sinus can be performed not only by oral surgeons, periodontists, but also by may general dentists who have taken multiple courses for this operation. I am surprise at the question because there are thousands of well trained dentists who perform a sinus lift for implant surgery. ...Read more

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What are some signs that the bone graft/sinus lift has failed?

What are some signs that the bone graft/sinus lift has failed?

A few things: You have have an infection at the site, the gums may start to open, fluid may be draining from the site, there can be congestion of the sinus cavity, the bone graft on the x-ray does not look dense. If this is a concern, see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Oral maxillo-facial surgeon says I cannot ever have an implant for a certain missing molar (no walls). He could do a sinus lift. Is this worthwhile?

Oral maxillo-facial surgeon says I cannot ever have an implant for a certain missing molar (no walls). He could do a sinus lift. Is this worthwhile?

What you want?: Your bone that is required to hold the implant, bone is receding has to built. You you can afford, wants your own teeth rather than dentures, go for it speak to the surgeon prognosis. ...Read more

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Generally, which teeth implant most difficult and would need a sinus lift the most and which does not: teeth #11, 12, 13, 14, or 15? Thanks in advance.

Generally, which teeth implant most difficult and would need a sinus lift the most and which does not: teeth #11, 12, 13, 14, or 15? Thanks in advance.

Varies: All may be treated without a lift in many patients. The most likely in order of occurance are: 15, 14, 13, 12. # 11 - never seen need, but always possible. The longer the area has been without a tooth, and the further towards the back, the most likely the need for lift. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is an osteotome sinus lift for dental implant?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is an osteotome sinus lift for dental implant?

Newer technique: The technique is used when the depth of the jaw is enough for placing a stable implant and only little extra bone (1-3mm) is needed in order to prevent sinus opening or perforation. These techniques have been shown to greatly increase the success rate of dental implant placement in the maxilla. ...Read more

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The oral maxillo dental surgeon suggests sinus lift for an upper molar. The prosthodontist does not recommend the intensive procedure at all. Hmm?

The oral maxillo dental surgeon suggests sinus lift for an upper molar. The prosthodontist does not recommend the intensive procedure at all. Hmm?

The best dentistry: Is generally obtained when the entire team of quality dentists agree on the treatment plan. I would do two things. First, have each dentist explain to you in detail why he\she recommends their approach. Have each of them explain to you each option with pros, cons and prognosis. See what makes sense to you. Second, find a surgeon (os or perio) and restorative dentist (gd or pros.) who agree on plan. ...Read more

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Which may have more post op pain/recovery time for the patient: a sinus lift or a connective tissue graft of the palate with adjacent tooth regraft?

Which may have more post op pain/recovery time for the patient: a sinus lift or a connective tissue graft of the palate with adjacent tooth regraft?

Graft: In my office I rarely see any more than soreness from sinus lifts while grafting is more external and affects mastication because it is external in the oral cavity. ...Read more

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Is sinus lift on upper molar always necessary for dental implant?

Is sinus lift on upper molar always necessary for dental implant?

No: Upper molars are close to the sinus and sinus floor.

if the sinus is big, then you will need to get sinus lift for the implant placement.

you would need to get an x-ray done to determine.

please send me your x-rays for second opinion
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I have blood in mucus for two weeks now after the sinus lift and bone graft. Is this comment problem?

I have blood in mucus for two weeks now after the sinus lift and bone graft. Is this comment problem?

Possible: Depends on the size of the bone graft. However usually after 1 week there should not be any bleeding. You may have some periodic trickling of blood sometimes during the second week. ...Read more

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Is a cbct or an x-ray good enough for a dentist to know if there is a need for a sinus lift in prep for dental implants (I'd go for a cbct anyway)?

Depends: Much depends on the individual (you) and the degree of risk you are willing to accept. Also, the experience and training of the surgeon is critical. A 3d scan is optimal, but not always necessary as some panographic images are very revealing when the situation is obvious (significant bone loss). Also, the restorative Dentist must be part of this. See a Prosthodontist for opinion. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I will have a sinus lift op. What should I do if I got bleeding in my nose after sneezing? In case bleeding continues, what can my oms specialist do?

I will have a sinus lift op. What should I do if I got bleeding in my nose after sneezing? In case bleeding continues, what can my oms specialist do?

Sinus amaze healing: The sinus membrane is very fragile yet has amazing healing potential. Do anything you can to avoid sneezing. Take decongestants and avoid placing "back pressure" into the nose. A small perforation of the sinus membrane can occur during a sinus lift procedure 4 implants. You want to avoid enlarging it and letting the bone graft escape. A few blood drops ok. Lots if blood w-bone chips see doc. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is sinus lift on upper molar always necessary for dental implant?

Docs can you explain, is sinus lift on upper molar always necessary for dental implant?

When support needed.: Your upper back teeth have a hollow area above them called a sinus. If an implant were place in that area it would be like punching through dry wall. A sinus lift of granular bone, placed from the side, or chased vertically with an implant acts as a back stop between the boney roof of your mouth and the rubber balloon sinus membrane. When healed (6 month) it provides the solid stud 4 implant. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having an upper back tooth implant if there no need for a sinus lift and if 3d imaging is used to view area? Consult very soon.

Few to consider: As with any invasive dental procedure, there are many risks of post treatment infection, as the mouth is a wonderful host to bacteria. Proper hygiene and home care are paramount to the long term stability of the implant. Failure rates have dropped considerably over the years, however, it can still happen. 3d imaging is great for evaluation, and it may be found that u need a graft for support. ...Read more

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Yesterday, new general dentist said I may need a sinus lift (really?) as part of an implant process. Molar pulled 3 mos. Earlier; no graft could hold.

Yesterday, new general dentist said I may need a sinus lift (really?) as part of an implant process. Molar pulled 3 mos. Earlier; no graft could hold.

CBCT 3D imaging: May eliminate any questions or variables, and should be considered to achieve the highest standard of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Need some encouragement with 6 teeth to be alloderm gum grafted at several visits and a sinus lift for a molar after gum grafts heal (had 2nd opinion)?

Need some encouragement with 6 teeth to be alloderm gum grafted at several visits and a sinus lift for a molar after gum grafts heal (had 2nd opinion)?

Procedures: If you need those procedures and are in the hands of a talented surgeon, by all means have it done. I would if I were in your place. If you don't trust or have confidence with the advice and ability of your dentist, try to find one with whom you do. Get some referrals. ...Read more

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I have been told by an oral surgeon that I will need a sinus lift for (implant) an upper molar extracted a year ago. Will there be a lot of discomfort?

Sinus lift: This procedure is usually done in preparation for placing an implant
if so it is correct
also it may be used to seal an oral
antral fistula
there will be discomfort usually for about 3 days post op, but it can be dealt with by using proper prescribed pain meds. ...Read more

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Did bone graft without sinus lift. Then can I blow my nose witho risk?

Did bone graft without sinus lift. Then can I blow my nose witho risk?

Not recommended: Forcefully blow your nose for at least two weeks. A nasal decongestant may help prevent the “need” to blow your nose. ...Read more

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I am having a dental implant to replace a back molar. The dentist says I need a sinus lift. Can I return to work the next day or two?

I am having a dental implant to replace a back molar. The dentist says I need a sinus lift. Can I return to work the next day or two?

Yes: You should be able to return to work the next day. This is a very routine procedure. Talk to your surgeon and get all of your questions answered before your surgery day. ...Read more