Bone grafting Calgary: For better jaw and dental health.
We understand that oral surgery isn’t fun… but we can make it comfortable, relaxed, and stress-free.
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More comfort, more smiles
A promise from the Mission Oral Surgery team
That is why we provide you with a full understanding of your condition, walk you through various treatment options, and give you the best care possible. Clarity and knowledge lead to a stress-free environment, and that’s what we aim to provide.
Here, you will find comfort when you need it most.
Do you have questions about bone grafting or dental implants?
Why you may need bone grafting
Over time the bones in your jaw go through many changes. Losing teeth atrophies these bones, and in many cases the bone is reabsorbed, leaving the bone in poor condition. Thanks to advances in science and dentistry, we can now grow new bone where it is needed to help restore the strength and function of the jawbone.
There are several different reasons why you may need bone grafting done during oral surgery, including:
- Extensive trauma to the area
- Tooth extractions leaving your jawbone weakened
- Dentures or bridgework that lead to jawbone deterioration
- Periodontal disease
Bone grafting during sinus lifts
These procedures are often performed for those who have lost teeth in their upper jawbone and need bone grafting to help build up the bone that separates the maxillary sinus and the mouth.
The bone separating these two areas is already very thin, and once the teeth are removed, there isn’t much bone left to be used for dental implants. That is why dental bone grafting is necessary.
Dr. Goos and Dr. Edwards will explain the procedures in detail during your consultation and answer any questions you may have before anesthesia.
There are a few key points all patients must keep in mind when having IV sedation done with any dental surgery, including:
- You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) past midnight the night before surgery.
- No smoking for at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
- A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
- The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia.
- Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
- Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
- Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
- If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or upset bowels, please notify the office.
- If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Edwards and Dr. Goos prior to your surgical date for instructions.
Dental bone graft recovery
Dental bone graft recovery will take several months and will vary from patient to patient. You may experience swelling during the recovery process, which is normal but should be monitored carefully. Typically, your surgeon will ask to see you 7-10 days after the procedure is complete. From there, your dental team will discuss your next steps.
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