Bone Grafting Treatments to End Your Year with a Smile

As the holiday feasts and festivities begin to show themselves this season, it is important to make sure your oral health is in great care, and you have a complete smile to enjoy all of the delectable delights that the snow-filled season has to offer. If you have any lost or missing teeth, it is important to make sure they are replaced with effective prosthetics that are durable and strong. If you are in need of a dental implant, but your jaw is not strong enough to hold them, and oral surgery using a bone graft will be necessary.

Bone grafting is extremely popular for dental implants because it allows your jaw to be strengthened to the point it can adequately hold a dental implant in place. According to the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, if your jawbone is too soft, too fragile, or too thin, a bone graft is recommended prior to dental implant placements.

A bone graft works by taking part of a bone from one section of your body and grafting it onto your jawbone. Artificial prosthetic bone grafting materials can also be used. Not only will bone grafts strengthen your jaw bone, but they will also improve your oral health. Although a bone graft often takes several months before it can strengthen to the point your jaw is strong enough to hold an implant, it is well worth it to give you the satisfaction and joy you require heading into next year.

If you are in need of a bone grafting treatment or would like to come in for an examination to determine your candidacy for the service. Contact Aspire Surgical at our office in Salt Lake. With the help of our docotors and our team, a bone grafting treatment can be used to help progress your mouth towards a full smile. Have a ‘spooktacular’ Halloween and a happy holiday season!

If You’re Getting a Tooth Pulled, Watch Out for These Complications After Treatment

Post op jaw pain

Tooth extraction is an invasive treatment that can help you restore your oral health and smile. This is a beneficial treatment, but, like other treatments, there is a chance you could experience complications after the extraction. Some of those problems include:

-Dry socket: Dry socket occurs when a blood clot fails to form or when an already-formed blood clot breaks off too soon. This can happen when you drink through a straw. This problem can be very painful and should be treated with a medicated bandage as soon as possible. So, please contact our office if you experience this issue.

-Numb lips and chin: It’s typical to feel numb after oral surgery, especially because of the numbing agents used during the treatment. However, if the numbing lasts more than one or two days, a nerve might have been affected during the treatment. So, it’s best to contact our office and schedule an appointment.

-Infection: Infection is always a possibility after tooth extraction, as it is with any surgery. So, make sure to care for the surgical site as much as possible to prevent infection. If you see oozing at the surgical site, please contact our office and schedule an appointment.

It’s very important to follow post-op instructions on how to properly recover after tooth extraction. That way you can fully return to a top-notch oral health and smile. Do you have any questions? If so, please contact our team at Aspire Surgical when you have the chance. Our professional team will be happy to help you if you just call us!