Bone grafting is a minor surgical intervention carried out by an oral surgeon. A little cut is made on your gum, so they have access to your bone, and then grafting material is added. This is a bonelike substance and your body will actually deposit new bone cells around it.
Dental bone grafting
Everything you should know about dental bone grafting
What is dental bone grafting and why do I need it?
Is bone grafting painful?
It is uncomfortable but not painful, as it can cause swelling which lasts for a few days. However, most patients don’t experience these side-effects, and they only need to take antibiotics for a few days.
What can I expect after dental bone graft?
Bone grafting is a time-consuming procedure and usual healing time can be up to 6 months. Bone grafts can be an essential and necessary part of implant process. After surgery, patients may experience gum or skin swelling or bruising, but these are common side-effects and patients recover very quickly.
Is bone grafting safe?
Bone grafting is safe, but in rare cases due to biological factors it is not recommended as your bone might not heal well. To find out more, please contact your dentist.
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