Complications of bone graft: useful tips (part 1)

Nowadays dental implantation is an optimal way for dentition restoration. However, some patients who seek for dental care have lack of bone tissue. In order to provide successful dental care even for such patients it is necessary to do augmentation of bone tissue. For these dentists use different materials including bone grafts.
Such grafts are often taken from extraoral or intraoral donor areas. However, this quite complex surgery result in additional discomfort to the patient. Furthermore, many complications may occur at each stage of the surgery.
In this article, we will check main complications that occur in the donor area after bone graft taking.

Extraoral grafts

After taking graft from flank bone, patients may experience discomfort that could last for several weeks.
Fence graft of the skull is much reliable way. However, even in this case many compilations may occur. One of the complications is loss of scalp sensitivity. In addition, it is necessary to take into account that it is not appropriate way for patients with alopecia.

Intraoral grafts

When fence graft from the oral region there may be such complications as pulp necrosis, hematoma, front teeth paresthesia and loss of the sensitivity. Before collecting of bone graft, you should remembered that donor area should distant enough from incisors and canines roots in order not to damage them. Otherwise, the patient may experience loss of teeth sensitivity, and even enamel darkening.
Such donor area as ramus of the mandible and maxillary tuberosity are less problematic.
Before bone augmentation you should remember about such donor area features. Use that way in which you are completely sure.
In the next article, you will find out useful information about complications that arise after bone transplantation. Do not miss it!