Oral Surgery: The Answers to Your Questions Regarding Bone Grafting

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Do you have questions about bone grafting? If so, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. David McAninch, is happy to help you find the answers. The more you know about the treatment, the better, especially because it can help you make the best and right decisions for your smile. So, to help you, they would like to share the answers to the following questions that are commonly asked:

Question No. 1: What is bone grafting?
Answer: It is a treatment that involves replacing lost or damaged jawbone with natural or synthetic bone. The replacement bone can be from a donor, your own body or a manmade bone. This can help you have the strong and healthy bone you need.

Question No. 2: Why is it important to preserve bone and surrounding gum tissue?
Answer: It’s important because these structures support the entire smile and mouth. When you don’t preserve them, you can experience collapsed bone, missing teeth, an unattractive smile and more.

Question No. 3: How long does it take for a bone graft to heal?
Answer: Typically, healing takes about two to four months, depending on your health and recovery.

Call Ocean Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today at 805-735-3665 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our oral surgery team will be happy to tell you all about bone grafting in Santa Barbara, California, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!