Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that involves transplanting bone tissue to repair damaged or missing bone. This procedure is often used to support dental implants, fill in bone defects caused by injury or infection, or to enhance the shape and structure of the jawbone.
The bone grafting procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, meaning you will be awake but won’t feel any pain. Your dentist will begin by making a small incision in your gum tissue to access the bone. A small amount of bone tissue will then be harvested from another area of your body or obtained from a bone bank.
The harvested bone tissue is then transplanted to the area of the jaw that requires treatment. The new bone tissue will fuse with your existing bone over time, creating a strong and stable foundation for future dental procedures.
Following the bone grafting procedure, it’s normal to experience some swelling and discomfort. Our dental team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to promote healing and prevent infection. You may need to avoid certain foods and activities for a few days while the area heals.
It’s essential to follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions closely to ensure a successful outcome. You may need to schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your healing progress and ensure the bone graft is integrating properly.
At PurpleDental Hospital, we are committed to providing the highest quality dental care in a comfortable and welcoming environment. If you’re experiencing bone loss or require a bone grafting procedure, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with our experienced dental team. We’ll work with you to determine the best course of action and ensure a successful outcome.
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