Bone Grafting services cliffside park, fort lee, edgewater & nearby bergen county NJ & NY
Bone grafting is often used in regenerative surgery, when there is a need to recreate bone and soft supporting tissues that were damaged by periodontitis or trauma. Bone grafting can also be used to maintain a patient’s bone structure after a tooth extraction procedure. A patient, who is getting dental implants, can also opt for bone grafting to ensure that their bone is as close to its original position and dimension as possible for optimal results. Also, facial bones are needed to support the muscle and skin of our faces and the procedure can help prevent us from looking prematurely aged.
Benefits of Bone Grafting
Bone grafting is a safe and effective procedure used in the world of dentistry. It also involves the use of advanced synthetic bone materials that eliminate any risk of infections. The bone grafting process is easy on the patient, requires less surgical time and reduces post-operative pain as well. The bone grafting process is constantly improving and doctors are even using bioactive proteins to help speed up the process of wound healing and enhance both gum and bone regeneration around tooth implants and roots.
Bone Grafting | FAQ
How should I prepare for the procedure?
Before the surgery, you will need to receive basic treatments like root planing and scaling. Also, you must take good care of your teeth. This includes, brushing twice a day and flossing daily.
What do I need to do after my bone grafting surgery?
You have to keep your mouth as clean as possible during the recovery period. Gentle brushing and the use of mouth rinses that contain chlorhexidine are highly recommended. The removal and slow growth of plaque will allow your mouth to heal better. It’s normal to have some swelling after the surgery, and you can reduce it with ice packs. If you were prescribed antibiotics to prevent an infection, ensure that you take them as instructed.
Is bone grafting safe? Will my body reject it?
Yes, it is safe. There are no safety concerns with any grafting material that comes from your own body. As the graft is made up of minerals, your body will not reject it, unlike genetically coded or living material.
About the Procedure
The goal of the bone grafting procedure is to coax your body into rebuilding essential bone structures to attach a tooth to your jaw. In addition, the procedure is performed by a dental professional who has in-depth knowledge in diagnosing and treating gum disease. Before commencing the surgical aspect of the procedure, the quality and quantity of your jaw’s bone will be assessed so that your dentist can recommend a bone graft that is most suitable for you. Once the assessment is over, your doctor will separate the gums from your teeth and work on the roots and bone. They will perform a thorough clean, fill up bone defects with graft material and protect the treated site with bandages and dressings after the procedure is completed.
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