Is Dental Bone Grafting Painful?

How dental bone grafting from your periodontist in Tustin, CA, can improve your smile

Bone grafting is an important dental procedure designed to give you more dental bone where you need it. Dental bone grafting is a straightforward procedure that can be performed with minimal discomfort. There are also sedation dentistry options available to give you a completely pain-free appointment.

Dr. Ramyar Elyassian at Dental Implant & Laser Surgical Specialists in Tustin, CA, provides a wide variety of implant and dental specialty surgery, including dental bone grafting to improve your smile. He proudly serves residents of Tustin, and Santa Ana, CA, and he can help your smile too!

Dental bone grafting is useful for many dental procedures, including:

Placement of dental implants; if you have been missing teeth for a period of time, the bone begins to resorb, giving you less bone. Dental bone grafting puts the bone in place so the dental implant can fully fuse with the bone, giving you a fully stable dental implant.

Adding support to teeth that are loose from periodontal disease; periodontal disease can cause you to lose bone around your teeth, making your teeth loose. Dental bone grafting adds bone around the roots of your teeth, to help anchor them in place.

Adding support to a denture if you’ve worn a denture for a long time; dentures can put pressure on the bone in your jaw, causing the bone to diminish over time. Dental bone grafting adds bone to create a supportive foundation for a denture.

There are several types of dental bone grafts including:

  • Using bone from a donor site in your body; in this procedure, the bone is from your body, so your body won’t reject the grafted bone. Two surgery sites are required, the donor site, and the grafting site.
  • Using allograft bone, which is from a medical facility; this procedure has the advantage of not needing a second surgery site. Just the area of the bone graft is treated.

The downtime for bone grafting is minimal, usually 1 to 2 days. Any discomfort associated with the procedure can usually be relieved by icing the area and taking over-the-counter pain medications.

To learn more about dental bone grafting and how it can improve your smile, call Dr. Ramyar Elyassian of Dental Implant & Laser Surgical Specialists in Tustin, CA, serving residents of Tustin, and Santa Ana, CA. You can reach him at (714) 730-3746, so call today!

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  • "Such a caring and wonderful Dr. and team. They had me so comfortable and relaxed during my gum graft i actually fell asleep! His knowledge and technology are superb. Would definitely recommend Dr. Elyassian to anyone!"
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