Bone grafting is a procedure performed on the jawbone to bring new life to your smile by restoring areas where the bone structure has become weakened or lost. It’s normal for patients to have questions about the procedure, in particular, the recovery portion that follows bone grafting. We are pleased to help you optimize your bone graft recovery time by providing tips to protect your oral health:
– The procedure is preceded by an initial consultation with our dentistss at [pratice_name], and it’s important that you tell us about any of your medications or pre-existing medical conditions so that we can ensure the safety and efficacy of your procedure and healing time.
– Speak with your general physician if you smoke often or have a habit of tobacco products so that you can begin a cessation program and avoid gum irritation or gum infection caused by tobacco during recovery. Tobacco can complicate recovery, but a successful cessation program that eliminates lozenges or nicotine gum avoids these issues.
– Eat soft foods that don’t irritate your gums, such as mashed potatoes, soup, yogurt and applesauce. Drink a lot of water to remain hydrated, but avoid the use of hot or cold drinks. Don’t use a straw, which can dislodge blood clots in the mouth.
We invite you to schedule an appointment today by calling us at 304-343-1216 today to learn more about preparing for a bone graft in Charleston, West Virginia. Drs. Falbo, Monday & Graziani PLLC are here for your oral health!