What is a Dental Bone Graft?

Wondering what exactly is meant by a dental bone graft? An experienced dental professional will perform this surgical procedure on their patients with the goal of restoring their jawbone in areas of their mouth that are lacking sufficient jawbone. This lack of proper jawbone will eventually cause a number of oral problems that will directly affect the way the teeth work and function. These oral problems can include pain, the inability to talk clearly, the inability to consume food or drinks without issue and even the ability to alter the way someone looks. The jawbone definitely plays a very important part when it comes to having good overall oral health!

Reasons for needing a dental bone graft

The most common reason why someone would be in need of a dental bone graft is due to their missing one or more teeth. When someone is missing a tooth, the roots of that tooth are no longer anchored into the jawbone. Now that there is no longer any type of stimulation to the jawbone in this particular area, the jawbone will slowly yet surely begin to deteriorate. Additional reasons why a bone graft would be necessary for a dental patient include having a mouth infection, having misaligned teeth, being diagnosed with a gum disease, being diagnosed with osteoporosis and experiencing some type of facial trauma.

The bone graft procedure

The bone graft procedure requires a dental professional to first make a small incision in the area that is in need of additional bone. They will then add the patient's natural bone or a specially made bone material to the area. It tends to take many months for someone to heal after undergoing the entire process. A bone grafting procedure works very well when it comes to restoring lost jawbone. Thus, it should be a consideration for anyone who is lacking jawbone, whatever the reason.

Bone graft recovery

Dental bone graft after care is extremely important to a successful recovery. If instructions are not carefully followed it is possible the patient could be diagnosed with an infection, which is something that should definitely be avoided. While the dental professional will provide the patient with exact after care and recovery instructions, the basics include keeping the mouth clean, not participating in strenuous activities for at least a week, not smoking and taking any prescribed medications.

Do you need a dental bone graft?

If you think you are in need of a dental bone graft then we invite you to call us right now so we can schedule a consultation appointment for you. During this initial consultation our caring dental professional will advise you about everything you need to know regarding the bone grafting process. You will also get to ask them any questions you have about the bone grafting process at this time. Ready to get started? Because we understand that you are probably very busy, which can make it hard for you to find the time to come in, just let us know what is a good time for you so we can get you scheduled in at that time. Hope to hear from you today!

Looking for dental bone graft information near the 22304 area? Call Cameron Station Dental Care at (703) 651-1949.

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