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Sinus Lift Surgery
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which type of dental specialists would be able to diagnose the need, or not, for an upper molar sinus lift?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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