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What Freemont, CA, patients can expect during recovery from a sinus lift procedure

If you’re considering a sinus lift surgery you likely already know that it’s performed in order to add bone to the back of your upper jaw. The procedure is performed in order to add bone height that will support dental implants. Some patients are surprised to find that they don’t have enough bone to support an implant. However, according to Dr. Sambhav Jain of the Center for Implant Dentistry, it’s really quite common.

For some patients the bone is lost due to gum disease or the loss of teeth. When teeth are lost, the jawbone begins to be absorbed back into the body. If the teeth have been missing for many years, it’s more likely that there won’t be enough bone to support the implants. Finally, in some cases, a sinus lift procedure is necessary when the maxillary sinus sits too close to the upper jaw and doesn’t leave space for the implants to be placed.

The procedure is performed by an oral surgeon specialist who opens the jawbone and adds bone graft material. The bon is given time to heal and adhere to your original bone structure. The healing process typically takes four to nine months before implants can inserted.

Following the procedure, patients may notice some swelling and bleeding from the mouth and nose. Patients are advised to avoid sneezing or blowing their nose with force, as this could weaken the stitches or cause the bone graft material to shift. Patients will also be given pain medication, antibiotic mediation, and prescription mouthwash in order to keep the patient comfortable and to prevent infection. Patients who adhere to the pain management and infection prevention protocol typically have only a little bit of discomfort following the procedure.

Once the bone has healed, the dental implants can be placed into the jawbone and patients can continue with their implant treatment. The implants are surgically placed and a replacement tooth, or crown, is attached to the dental implant. This provides the patient with a new tooth, or several teeth in some cases. Once complete the new tooth will function exactly like the original. Patients will be able to speak clearly, eat their favorite foods, and smile confidently knowing their new tooth is solid and secure.

For more information about dental implants or sinus lift surgery, call the Center for Implant Dentistry today.

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