Bone grafting for dental procedures can be done in various ways. The most common is the use of autografts and allografts, which both take a patient’s natural tooth or bone from another part of their body to increase bone growth where it has deteriorated. This procedure is generally done when a patient is getting implant surgery to ensure that the jaw has the bone density required to hold the implant securely.
Bone grafting is a very specialized surgery that requires multiple treatments. It should only be performed by an experienced oral surgeon. You may have some minor discomfort from bruising, swelling, or minor bleeding after grafting. However, these symptoms are temporary and will ease shortly after your procedure. Follow all post-grafting treatment instructions from your oral surgeon.