The most common oral surgery procedures include wisdom teeth extractions, bone graft, sinus augmentation, or a ridge augmentation, etc. Sinus augmentation or sinus lift is a surgical procedure that increases the volume of bone in the upper jaw where molars are present. Bone is added to the maxillary sinuses, present on either side of the nose, and your jaw. The sinus membrane is lifted and pushed upwards to accommodate the bone. Sinus augmentation can use synthetic or naturally occuring bone.
You may require sinus augmentation in the following situations.
Sinus augmentation or sinus lift is performed here in our office under sedation by Dr. Daniel Nickles.
We will use X-rays and a CT scan to assess the anatomy of your jaw and the maxillary sinuses. The height, density, and width of your natural bone are measured accurately for the best result. The health of your sinus is also evaluated before the procedure.
Dr. Daniel Nickles will make an incision in the gums to reach the bone structure and will cast a circular window in the bone. He will then lift the membrane separating the sinus from the jaw and fill the underlying space with bone graft material. After adding bone to the jaw, he will secure the gum with stitches. Integration of the bone graft material and the natural bone takes approximately 6 months of time. Healing time is directly proportional to the amount of bone needed.
Postoperative care reduces unnecessary complications. Follow the given instructions to handle pain, swelling, and infections.
For further queries, visit Nickles Dental or book an appointment with us at (864) 244-3211.