Firstly, before we answer your question on why you possibly need a bone graft, let’s answer the more obvious question, what is a bone graft? Bone grafting is a procedure used to replace bone loss in the jaw. Dental bone grafts are made from hydroxyapatite, which is a naturally occurring mineral found in the components of organic bone. This material is most used now due to the osteoconduction, hardness, and acceptability of the original bone present. Bone Grafting usually takes anywhere from 3 to 6 months for full healing, and to fuse with existing bone. However, any discomfort from the procedure only takes a matter of weeks to dissolve.
Only a small percentage of people truly understand the importance of dental health and the impact it can have on your body’s overall wellbeing. Your oral health encompasses much more than just your teeth and gums — your mouth is an expert host for bacteria, so when it’s being neglected, that bacteria can thrive and find its way into your bloodstream, causing infection and damage wherever it has a chance to spread. The top indicators of poor oral health are tooth aches, sore gums, bleeding gums, and foul odors inside your mouth. So if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, contact us for an appointment right away.
But it’s important to pay attention to more than just your mouth when it comes to oral hygiene. Below are some common serious health issues that can result from a lack of proper oral care:
The best way to avoid serious health issues stemming from a lack of proper oral care is to routinely practice good oral hygiene. Along with routine care of brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash at home, schedule regular visits with your dentists for check-ups and cleanings.
Also be sure to avoid:
A Sugary Diet
But be sure to eat plenty of:
Green or Black Tea
Fluoridated Water or Food
Healthy teeth are happy teeth — that means when your teeth are happy, so are you! So keep your teeth clean and free from pain caused by cavities, bleeding gums, or other oral issues. The status of your oral health is often a great indicator of your overall health, so take care of it and you’ll be taking care of YOU!
If you’re in pain, tired of not being able to eat the foods you enjoy, and unable to even smile
Are you looking into dental implants? Are you curious if they’re the right option for you and your oral health?