What Is Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is a process in which the dentist takes bone from another part of your jaw or body and places it into the jawbone, creating a foundation for successful dental restoration.
When Should I Consider This Procedure?
This procedure can be done when orthodontic treatment leaves inadequate space in the jaw to place dentures or implants. Bone grafts may also be used if you have an infection that has destroyed some of your bone structure. The best time to do this kind of work is before there are any other complications with your mouth. If you are unhappy with the condition of your teeth, contact Dr. Nicacio at Hermiston Dental Group for a consultation to see if this type of surgery is right for you.
Is Bone Grafting Painful?
While there is some discomfort during the procedure, bone grafting is not painful. In most cases, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the affected area so you will not feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery.
Dr. Nicacio wants our patients to feel comfortable and have a positive experience in our private dental clinic so we will do everything we can to make your treatment as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
After the transplant, you may feel some discomfort for a short time, but this is usually controlled by medication.
Your procedure will be planned in advance with Dr. Nicacio so that it fits into your schedule and accommodates any other events you have going on in your life.
How Long Is The Recovery Process?
It usually takes about two weeks to fully recover from a bone graft. Sometimes, a few more days of recovery may be required since the jawbone has additional time for healing.
Bone grafting is normally completed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you have time to recover in the comfort of your own home. If you’re experiencing any pain or discomfort during this time, please contact Dr. Nicacio so we can help make sure that your experience with us was a positive one and set up a time to meet with us for a follow-up appointment, if necessary.
It’s important to take care of your teeth so that they last a lifetime. But it can be hard to figure out how to do this when there are so many options available. Dr. Nicacio at Hermiston Dental Group offers bone grafting for patients who need help with tooth decay or gum disease, as well as other dental problems like missing teeth or jaw pain. Our friendly dentist will make sure that you’re comfortable during treatment and provide information about all of your options before performing any procedure on you. If you have any questions, give us a call or request an appointment online today.