Three Tips to Enjoy a Faster Recovery After a Bone Graft

Posted November 27, 2017.

Bone grafting is an incredible option for oral surgery that is designed to restore insufficient or compromised bone structure in your jawbone. Many patients are concerned about the recovery process of bone grafting, which is why Dr. Park Avenue Oral Surgery offers these three tips to speed up bone graft recovery without jeopardizing your oral health.

  1. When you visit [pratice_name] for an initial consultation, it’s important that you notify our dentist of the medications you take and any preexisting medical conditions that can result in persistent bleeding. Communicating with the doctor allows us to provide a safe and personalized procedure and optimal recovery.

  2. If you have a habit of using tobacco, meet with your general doctor prior to your bone grafting appointment to design a cessation program. The use of any tobacco product causes irritation in the gum tissue and complicates the recovery time. It can also result in a gum infection during recovery. Choose a cessation program that avoids nicotine gum and lozenges, as these also cause gum tissues irritation during the process of healing.

  3. Give your healing gums a break by maintaining a diet of soft-foods. This can include applesauce, warm or cool soup, yogurt, and mashed potatoes. Avoid hot or cold drinks, but remain well-hydrated with water. When taking a drink, do not use a straw, as this can dislodge the blood clots that form at the incision site.

For more instructions on improving your recovery process or to schedule an appointment for bone grafting in New York, New York, please call 212-644-7009 and speak with our team at Park Avenue Oral Surgery. We look forward to hearing from you!