Does the Bone Grafting for Dental Implants Hurt? It sounds very painful.
Does the Bone Grafting for Dental Implants Hurt?
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Pain from bone grafting for dental implants
Post operative pain from bone grafting is not necessarily more than any other oral surgery procedures such as a tooth extraction. Pain is well managed with post operative prescribed pain medications. Certainly, depending on the degree of bone grafting and type, there can be variations in recovery, but again, it is not correlate with increasing pain.
Pain From Bone Grafting For Dental Implants
Post Op discomfort from oral bone grafts varies by the type of bone grafting done. It also varies from patient to patient. If the graft is a socket preservation graft for a future implant there is very little discomfort. If bone is harvested from you from anohter site in your mouth there may be a little more discomfort, but usually no more than the discomfort of having a tooth extracted. My patients very rarely complain of any post op pain from bone grafts beyong minor throbbing for a day or so. Post op pain medicine and sometimes anti-inflammatory medications are prescribed and does a very good job in keeping patients very comfortable
Discomfort after bone grafting procedure.
The discomfort associated with any dental procedure varies from person to person and the extent of tissue trauma. Each person experiences pain differently and similarly swelling, bruising and bleeding after these procedures varies. Bone grafting involves the augmentation of supportive bone structures. Bone may be obtained from the host (patients own bone) or external (donated or synthetic). If host bone is used often the donor site shows higher levels of discomfort as compared to the grafted site. Many of our patients report minimal amounts of discomfort after the procedures and medications are always prescribed that make recovery as comfortable as possible.
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