After-Care Tips: Bone Graft Surgery


Bone Grafting – It is a surgical procedure that places new bone or a replacement material into spaces between or around the broken jaw bone or holes in bone to aid in healing.

What Are the Possible Causes of Bone Loss That Might Need This Option?

  • Area of the jaw where teeth were extracted without any bone grafting, leading to bone loss
  • Area of jaw where bone has been destroyed due to infection or tumours
  • Dental trauma

After-Care Tips:
The first 24 to 48 hours after the bone graft dental implants in Sydney is the most critical because the incision is still fresh and needs healing. If you’ve recently undergone bone grafting surgery, your recovery process is extremely important. To help you fully and properly recover, Dental Implant Cost recommends that you do the following things:

Stop the Bleeding:
It’s very common to experience some bleeding after bone grafting. The sight pain and the blood-tinged saliva should only last about 12-24 hours. If the bleeding persists longer than that, contact your nearby dentist immediately.

You can control bleeding by putting a clean gauze pad over the area and applying pressure to the pad for about an hour.

Reduce Swelling:  
You can expect swelling in your mouth, cheeks, and eyes. The best thing you can do is place an ice outside the surgical area for 30 minutes at a time. Simply ice the area for a half hour and then give the area a break for the next half hour and repeat this process throughout the day.

Take Prescribe Medications:
Typically, your dentist will prescribe pain medication and antibiotics to you to help relieve pain and prevent infection. Do your best follow the instructions for each product and don’t stop taking antibiotics until the swelling and paining were gone.

Get Plenty of Rest:
It’s important that you rest as much as possible for the first two or three days. This will help your recovery. Please don’t involve in exercise activities as these may further weaken you.

Oral Hygiene:
Take care of your oral hygiene by brushing and flossing twice a day. Avoid smoking during the healing process.

When to Call Your Dentist:
After undergoing affordable bone grafting in Sydney, you should contact your dentist if:

  • Bleeding does not stop after the first or second day of the surgery
  • Swelling or pain gets worse over time.
  • You think the graft material may have been dislodged after sneezing or blowing your nose
  • Sudden fever

We have made a great effort to give you all the information you will need for a speedy recovery from bone grafting surgery. Depending on the nature of the surgery, your age, and your individual recovery capacity, you should expect to get back to regular work in 2-4 days.