Does Your Procedure Require Dental Bone Grafting?
If you have lost bone in your jaw, then our dental bone grafting procedure is necessary. This procedure will most likely be performed before dental implant placement or when bone loss affects other teeth in the surrounding area. Dental bone grafting adds volume and density to areas where bone loss has occurred in your mouth. Talk to a specialist today and schedule your appointment! Rockwall Oral Surgery is here to help and ensure you get the procedures you need for a healthier smile.
Different Types of Bone Graft Materials
- taken from own body (autogenous)
- A human tissue bank (allograft)
- An animal tissue bank (xenograft)
- The bone graft material may be synthetic
A dental bone graft is like a scaffold on which your bone tissue can grow and regenerate.
Dental Bone Grafting Suggestions
- Are having a tooth extracted.
- Plan to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant.
- I need to rebuild the jaw before getting dentures.
- Have areas of bone loss due to gum (periodontal) disease.
These are a few of our most common procedures that require bone grafting. We like to ensure our patients get the best oral health care here at Rockwall Oral Surgery because keeping up with your teeth is a daily necessity. Bone grafts are a super standard procedure that a general dentist or oral surgeon can perform, most often depending on what is following your bone grafting procedure!
Details of Bone Grafting Procedures
We always start by doing an oral examination of the general area of your teeth, gums, and jaw. Next, we’ll take x-rays or scans of the bone loss in your mouth and discuss your personalized treatment plan.
First, we start with a local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, a small incision is created in your gums. After that, your gum tissue is moved back slightly, so your jawbone is visible. Then, we clean and disinfect the area before adding bone grafting material to repair the defect. Lastly, the gum tissue is repositioned, and the incision is closed with stitches.
You may experience pain, swelling, or bruising as you are healing. These are usual side effects and should subside within a few days. You can take pain relievers to help, and depending on your procedure, and you may be prescribed antibiotics. Even though you might feel back to normal within two to three weeks, most dental bone grafting procedures take three to nine months to heal fully. Everyone’s recovery time is different, and the most important thing should be considered.
Bone Grafting with Rockwall Oral Surgery
If you are unsure whether or not you need bone grafting before your implant surgery, connect with us at Rockwall Oral Surgery. We can evaluate your teeth and help you find a solution that gets you on the right track to a happier, healthier mouth! Contact us by leaving a message or calling at (469) 264-8921 to schedule your appointment.