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What Is a Dental Bone Graft?
Want to learn more about what a bone graft is and how it is used to help many people improve their oral health? Many people are choosing to be proactive when it comes to their dental health. It is definitely easier to treat any oral issues when these they first start to occur vs. waiting until the issues become so bad that they begin to negatively affect one’s oral health. With many new technological advances in the field of dentistry, it is also easier than ever to treat any oral issues.
What is a dental bone graft?
Learning more about bone grafts is a great idea, as this knowledge will help you make good decisions about your oral health in the future. The more you understand about what it takes to be in good oral health, the more likely you are to experience it. A dental bone graft is a procedure that allows a dental professional to add more bone to a patient's jaw. This type of oral surgery is commonly performed on patients who want dental implants or are suffering from bone loss due to severe periodontal disease. According to WebMD, dentists can also graft healthy tissue to heal the gums and protect the teeth.
How bone grafts work
The entire bone grafting procedure does not take long, anywhere between 45 and 90 minutes to complete. The patient will be given anesthesia, which means they will not experience any discomfort or pain while the procedure is being performed. The dental professional will make a small incision in the area that is in need of additional bone and then add bone to that area. There are a few different types of bone-grafting materials that patients can choose from, so this choice is made before the actual procedure.
After the dental professional has carefully placed the bone grafting material exactly where it needs to be, the incision will be closed. Patients will receive and are expected to closely follow all post-op instructions. If patients do not carefully follow this official advice, it is possible that the procedure will ultimately fail. Since this is the last thing a patient should want to happen, it is essential that they follow each and every instruction, as these support the patient’s success.
Contact us now for a consultation appointment!
If you want to know how a bone graft can help improve your good oral health, all you need to do is contact us so we can get you scheduled in for a consultation appointment. During this initial appointment, you will undergo an examination and tests that will help our dental professional understand your particular situation, as every patient is different. Then the two of you will discuss the next steps to be taken so you can once again have a healthy and happy mouth. Call us today if you have any questions about bone grafts or any other dental procedure!
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