Bone Grafting is a surgical procedure that is basically used to repair and rebuild damaged and diseased bones. This can be done on any part of the body including the mouth. This is a great option for providing structural stability. It can provide a framework where a new living bone can grow and survive with ease. You would have to present your complete medical history to your dentist before you think about getting the bone graft done.
Why the grafting is done?
The bone grafting is done due to multiple reasons. There are two types of bone grafting and which one is to be done is decided by the surgeon. You would be given local or general anesthesia before the surgery starts, so as to avoid any discomfort. Some of the common reasons for doing bone grafting are:
In the case of multiple and complex fractures which has not been healed by initial treatment
In the case of a deceased joint, the procedure would help the bone to fuse together
Also is used in case of bone regeneration
This also helps in healing the bone around surgically implanted devices
The process of recovering from bone grafting depends on some variables including the size of the graft. It can take some months to a year for your body to recover fully. However, you would need to avoid vigorous exercises for the time being. You can apply an ice pack on the surgical site for some additional relief.
We at Evolution Smiles would take full care before, during and after the surgery. We would make sure that the area gets healed quickly and would also advise you in some ways by which you can take care of your health. Like smoking delays recovery and you should try to quit it. To get back that healthy and white smile, contact us now and book an appointment.