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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

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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 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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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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My dentist extracted my tooth and after a few minutes, he did bone grafting. Now its very painful to open my mouth even slightly. Why is it so? What should I do?

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My dentist extracted my tooth and after a few minutes, he did bone grafting. Now its very painful to open my mouth even slightly. Why is it so? What should I do?

Infection: Go back to the dentist to get an evaluation to rule out dry socket. If grafting involved you should get antibiotics and Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack (a steroid and analgesic combination to treat swelling and pain). ...Read more

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I am unable to open my mouth after bone grafting after tooth extraction because of pain.. What to do ? Is it normal ?

I am unable to open my mouth after bone grafting after tooth extraction because of pain.. What to do 
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Trismus: Inflammation due to infection may cause swelling in the posterior area, which restricts the movement of the TMJ joint (tmj disc specifically) and spasm of the muscle of mastication. This leads to trismus, or inability to open the mouth or limited mouth opening due to the spasm of the muscle of mastication. Corticosteroid (dexamethasone or Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack) and antibiotics should solve the problem. ...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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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