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What should you expect after bone grafting for top of mouth?

What should you expect after bone grafting for top of mouth?

Recovery...: After any surgical procedure there is always recovery; which might be painful...But should resolve nicely over the recovery period(length is dependent upon the skill of the surgeon; and your overall state of health. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What should I expect after bone grafting for top of mouth?

What should I expect after bone grafting for top of mouth?

Depends: The type of bone grafting procedure and extent of the graft will determine what you would expect. There are many types of grafts for the upper jaw including sinus lift bone graft, onlay grafting, ridge preservation after extraction, periodontal grafting, etc. Each one has its own recovery and post operative course. The majority of the time the discomfort is minimal to moderate. ...Read more

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For what length of time are you supposed to hurt after wisdom tooth surgery?

For what length of time are you supposed to hurt after wisdom tooth surgery?

Varies: Healing varies by person and there is no correlation with the difficulty of removal in my experience. Ovoiding disturbing the blood clot will make them heal faster. ...Read more

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How much healing time can I expect for a dental bone graft? I'm going in to have an implant put in, and they will be using bone from elsewhere in my mouth. I'm wondering how long it will take for my mouth to heal, and if the part of the mouth they take th

How much healing time can I expect for a dental bone graft? I'm going in to have an implant put in, and they will be using bone from elsewhere in my mouth. I'm wondering how long it will take for my mouth to heal, and if the part of the mouth they take th

3-4 months usually: A bone graft in the mouth usually takes from 3-4 months to fully heal. This also depends on the size, location, and type of graft used. Bone harvested from the individual tends to heal a bit faster. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time for a dental bone graft from my hip? I am going to have a bone graft done to my jaw, and the piece of bone is going to come from my hip. I would like to have some idea of how long this might take me to recover from. .

Hip graft: It usually takes a couple weeks to recover from the limp and soreness. The skill of the surgeon is also in play. A good or team of surgeon and or staff usually can remove significant bone with minimal trauma in a short time, lessening postop recovery. Finally, hip grafting is usually reserved for larger defects, the smaller (dental) ones being treated by synthetics or cadaverics. ...Read more

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My two decayed front teeth will be pulled with the option for bone graft before I get a Snap-on-Smile. Should I get the bone graft?

My two decayed front teeth will be pulled with the option for bone graft before I get a Snap-on-Smile. Should I get the bone graft?

Sure: If you plan on replacing those missing teeth with a solid, proven, long lasting restoration like dental implants with porcelain crowns, then the graft is almost a must. Snap on smiles are made of plastic and will not last very long without replacement. See below complaints: http://snap-on-smile.pissedconsumer.com/ ...Read more

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For what length of time should I wait to eat after coming from the dentist?

For what length of time should I wait to eat after coming from the dentist?

It depends : Post dentist visit eating and drinking depends on the procedure performed . But generally speaking avoid anything hot and avoid eating till the anesthesia wore off and get the sensation back to avoid biting your cheek or your tongue. Usually it takes like an hour or so.In case of extraction avoid eating hard food or anything that disturbs the clot formation to avoid dry socket ...Read more

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Have a post op appointment for molar tooth bone graft next week. Will he know if anything is wrong or do i need to mention falling of graft?

Have a post op appointment for molar tooth bone graft next week.  Will he know if anything is wrong or do i need to mention falling of graft?

Your dentist can tel: Mention your concern to your dentist your dentist will gently probe the area and remove any sutures An X-ray can always be taken Don't worry ...Read more

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What do you think about a bone bulge across the bridge of my nose. Occurred only after taking Forteo for 6 most.

What do you think about a bone bulge across the bridge of my nose. Occurred only after taking Forteo for 6 most.

Need to see ENT Dr.: Forteo stimulates bone healing but can also stimulate a bone tumor to grow faster. See an ENT Dr to make sure it is not a serious problem. Did you have an injury to your nose before? If yes, then it may simply be healing now. ...Read more

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Periodontics: about what percent of the time does a gum flap procedure not work and you are then in a position of extraction?

Periodontics: about what percent of the time does a gum flap procedure not work and you are then in a position of extraction?

Different procedures: If periodontal surgery was necessary, it was due to gum disease involving periodontal pockets that would have been pretty deep. However, the prognosis of keeping the tooth should have been good enough to proceed with this surgery. As far as the success of the surgery for the purpose of treating gum disease, most are successful providing proper home hygiene is followed with timely return visits. ...Read more

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Is it common for your mouth to be sore on upper teeth extraction after 4 weeks of surgery especially when taken out overnight. What can take forsorene?

Is it common for your mouth to be sore on upper teeth extraction after 4 weeks of surgery especially when taken out overnight. What can take forsorene?

More info needed...: It is not uncommon to be sore after an extraction. Why you are still sore after four weeks is unknown. Please see the dentist who extracted your teeth. ...Read more

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I plan on getting clearcorrect in the near future I need to have a graft done on gum recession as well as 4 molar extrations which operation should I do first?

I plan on getting clearcorrect in the near future I need to have a graft done on gum recession as well as 4 molar extrations which operation should I do first?

Depends: Is your gum recession caused by severe crowding if so get the teeth straightened first. Are the wisdom teeth erupted or erupting? Orthodontists like to take them out up front but it depends on the position of them and how they are affecting the rest of the teeth. ...Read more

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What can cause alloderm graft failure? I am thinking about alloderm for esthetic dental work, following advise by my dentist. I need a gum graft on my front two bottom teeth. He explained the procedure to me, it looks pretty safe but he mentioned that gra

What can cause alloderm graft failure? I am thinking about alloderm for esthetic dental work, following advise by my dentist. I need a gum graft on my front two bottom teeth. He explained the procedure to me, it looks pretty safe but he mentioned that gra

What is your goal?: Is your goal to add gum or connective tissue below the recession or cover exposed root. The answer to this question will determine the technique and graft material. Covering avascular root surface is not 100% predictable no matter what technique is used. ...Read more

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What are the signs to look for on a bone graft surgery of the scaphoid bone fixture with a screw to know if it needs medical attention right away?

Redness or drainage: Any sign of infection is reason to be seen right away by the surgeon. After the incision has healed and a few months have past, persistant pain or mechanical symptoms can mean failure of fixation. In either of these cases, return to your surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Tell me about the rebuilding of a buccal wall (after extraction) for a upper molar if there is enough remaining bone to work with? New to this.

Tell me about the rebuilding of a buccal wall (after extraction) for a upper molar if there is enough remaining bone to work with?  New to this.

Many methods: There are many advanced techniques that periodontists (and oral surgeons) use to increase the available bone necessary for a dental implant when there is insufficient bone mass for placement and success of a dental implant. It may include "splitting" the ridge and inserting bone graft material, adding to the existing bone with graft and membranes, or sinus lifts, or combinations of these methods. ...Read more

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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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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