Posted on April 8, 2019 by Gentle Dental Care Team
If your dentist has recommended you pursue bone grafting, you may be intimidated about the process. It sounds scary, doesn’t it? However, bone grafting is a safe dental surgery and may become necessary for you in the case of diseased or damaged bones. Let’s consider all of the possibilities, talk about the process, and touch on what you need to do to be ready for it.
What is Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting, in the simplest of terms, is when bone is transplanted to repair damaged bones. The bone used for the transplant can be taken from another part of your skeletal system, or in certain cases, the morgue. Don’t worry, it’s not nearly as scary as it sounds. It may seem like a Frakenstein-esque procedure to you, but be assured that our dental surgeons know what they’re doing. Now, bone grafting is not done haphazardly. In typical cases, your bone will make an effort to heal itself and usually recover from fractures. However, there may come a time when your body cannot repair itself anymore. Deterioration related to age or diseased rot can prevent you from being able to recover. This is where bone grafts come in.
How is it Done?
To further expand upon the subject, let’s talk about the steps during the surgical process to demystify it. During this dental surgery, your dentist will take the supplemental bone tissue from another place in your mouth or donated cadaver bone fragments. This might be used in cooperation with tooth implants. Your dentist will administer local anesthesia as a standard and perhaps further sedatives. During the grafting, you will have incisions made on your gums where the area in need is. After the process is done, you may feel some soreness. Months later, your body will have replaced the grafted bone with its own, making the procedure successful.
Do I Need This Done?
You should always trust the recommendations of your dentist over the recommendations over the internet. If your dentist has advised you receive bone grafting, we encourage it. You should keep in mind that you can always go to them with more questions about the process. However, you may be wondering why they recommended it in the first place.
Bone grafting is used for fracturing that hasn’t healed or has made no progression, deteriorated bone tissue, or diseased bone tissue. For example, if your gums have been worn away during the aging process or if you were very ill, you will need bone grafting. Furthermore, it may become necessary when receiving dental implants, because the implanted teeth will need a solid foundation.
Talk to your dentist about this procedure. Don’t live in fear.
Contact Gentle Dental for Your Bone Grafting Procedure
Gentle Dental can provide this essential surgery to you in a comfortable environment. They pledge gentle care and attentiveness on your road to recovery. To set up an appointment, visit their appointment page here or call one of their Texas offices by phone.
We can’t wait to see you for your procedure! Call today.