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Bone Graft

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that helps in fixing bones that are damaged from trauma. A bone graft is a choice of repairing bones present anywhere in the body. A bone graft helps in filling an area where the bone is absent. It is of two types such as allograft and autograft. An allograft uses bone from a deceased donor that is cleaned and stored in a tissue bank. Autograft is taking bone from the other organs of the body.

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Is an implant really necessary after extraction of second molar?

Query: Hi doctor, My second molar in the left side of upper jaw was extracted two months back. I thought of placing an implant. So, bone grafting was done. Now, I got few opinions that implant is not required in that region. Are there any future implications due to gap being there like displacement of adja...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Because you have done a bone graft, that means there would have been bone loss. The prognosis of the tooth will be poor after implant in that region. If your adjacent teeth are not having or showing any bone loss, you may opt for a fixed partial denture (bridge). Yes, t...  Read Full »

Why do I have a lump around site of tooth removal and bone graft?

Query: Hello doctor, A few years ago I had a tooth removed and had a bone graft in preparation for an implant. I have yet to get the implant but recently I have developed a lump and pain around the site of the removal or graft. My oral surgeon and dentist cannot see me for next three days but I am nervous ...  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. You do not have to worry. It could be just an exaggerated soft tissue or hard tissue growth in that area as a process of healing. But since you are saying that you have pain, I assume you would have had toothbrush trauma or irritation du...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in implant after bone graft surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had a dental implant to replace one of my lower front teeth. At the time of the surgery, I was informed that I had bone loss, so they did a bone graft on the spot and placed the implant. The abutment was left out so that I could put a temporary tooth on the top of it (instea...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The temporary should never have been placed along with the placement of the implant. The implant space should have been closed using sutures and waited for four to six months before giving any load over it. The implant mostly failed due to the load on it and possible...  Read Full »

Which implant is better for my 50-year-old wife with a bone density of D3? Immediate loading or delayed implant?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is nearing 50, and she needs a dental implant. Should I go for an immediate loading implant or delayed implant, with or without bone grafting? Her bone density is D3. I have attached the test reports. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the attachments and reports. The reports are all good. There is not much bone loss, and density D3 is normal for posterior mandibular teeth. I concluded that the teeth had not been extracted long back from the case study. I suggest you go for bone grafting, a...  Read Full »

Can fibrous cortical defect in tibia be cured?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering mild pain in the middle part of my right leg tibia. An MRI was done and the doctor said that I have a fibrous cortical defect. I would like to know if is it completely curable.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Fibrous cortical defect is also called as non-ossifying fibroma.It is a benign tumor. It usually occurs in children and also usually in the tibia bone. Most of the time it regresses on its own and casting is required. But, if the lesion is found to be too long or involv...  Read Full »

Will a bone graft be beneficial for my non-union pelvic area?

Query: Hello doctor, How effective is a bone graft from the person's pelvic area for a non-union from a bunionectomy? This is regarding the first metatarsal of my left foot. I had two previous bone grafts for non-union after bunionectomy. The bone was not taken from my body. I have had bunionectomy in both...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Autologous bone grafts which are procured from one's own bone are the best option wherever a graft is needed. Amongst the autologous bone grafts, the iliac (pelvic bone) grafts are the workhorse of all grafting procedures. These autologous grafts provide all the requir...  Read Full »

Please suggest the best-recommended treatment for femur fracture.

Query: Hi doctor,I had a double fracture in the femur following an accident. In 24 hours, I got intramedullary nail insertion. But, it did not heal even after seven months. I started walking on my leg for a month to induce self heal, but nothing happened. Either bone graft or plate and nails, which is the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This will not heal and so no point in waiting for it to heal. You need to get this intramedullary nail removed. The following treatment has to be done. Get the fracture site open, remove the fibrous tissue, get bleeding fracture surfaces and apply a plate and cercla...  Read Full »

I have pain in the extracted site with bone graft. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had an extraction of my lower molar with bone graft yesterday. My tongue naturally goes to the gap. When I sneezed last night, I felt unusual pain and hard swelling in the grafted area. My stitches remain intact. Should I be concerned?   Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry if the stiches are intact. But keep your tongue away from the extracted site. After extraction, there will be an unsual feeling inside the mouth for three days.  Read Full »

How to close a small gap in the soft palate of a 2-month-old baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2.6 months old daughter was born with a soft cleft palate and was operated when she was 2 years old. After the surgery, her speech has improved, and no solid food or water is coming out from her nose anymore. Rarely, just a single drop of milk comes out of her nose. Recently, I noticed...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After going through the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity), this is what I suggest. Physical examination of your daughter by a doctor is crucial, as the closure of a gap depends on the exact location of it. If the gap is on the soft palate, then it can...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the difference between spine fusion and fixation surgery.

Query: Hello doctor, What is the difference between spine fusion and fixation surgery?  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi,Welcome to spine fusion means we fuse one mobile segment of the spine. That means we fuse between two vertebral bodies. We put bone graft there and it fuses with time. This is usually done if there is instability at that segment or spinal canal is so narrow that while decompressio...  Read Full »

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