Does Bone Grafting Hurt?
Learn If a Bone Graft Hurts
Does bone grafting hurt? Dedicated Buffalo family dentist Zachary Teach discusses if there is pain associated with getting a bone graft. If you have questions, or would like to schedule your first dental appointment, please contact us today.
When patients are ready to move forward with treatment, whether it’s implants, or bone grafting, or augmentation, they ask me, doc, is this going to hurt? I say, well, with any surgical procedure there’s going to be some sort of post-op sensitivity, but the actual act or the actual surgery won’t hurt at all. We’re going to use local anesthesia, make the surgery very comfortable for the patient.
When your body is healing, just like with any kind of physical therapy, you’re going to go through some sort of discomfort, but a lot of times it’s very, very minimal and it doesn’t necessarily hurt afterwards. A lot of times what we’re going to do is we’re going to moderate that pain or that discomfort with some mild form of medication, whether it be ibuprofen, sometimes Tylenol. Usually, any form of narcotic is usually not necessary to deal with the pain.
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