The health of your body is tantamount to the success of any surgery, and the health of your bones is one of the most important factors in oral surgery. Understanding how to keep your bones healthy can increase your odds of a quick and healthy recovery as well as a long and healthy relationship with your body.
Keeping Bone Tissue Healthy
It may seem a strange question to ask yourself, but how do you keep your bones healthy? Many people don’t think about this at all because we just assume that if your bodies are healthy our bones are healthy as well. Because we can’t see our bones it’s hard to gauge their health. But by eating a healthy diet rich in Vitamin D, Calcium, phosphorus and B-Complex vitamins you are keeping your bones as healthy as you possibly can. Vitamin D and the set of b-complex vitamins help your body break down and deliver calcium and phosphorus to your bones where they can repair themselves if damaged. Another way to keep your bones healthy is to prevent them from becoming infected.
Periodontal Disease and Bone Health
Periodontal disease affects the bones of the jaw as much as it affects the gums and teeth. If left untreated and unchecked periodontal disease can lead to the disintegration of bone tissue. This results in lost teeth, altered facial profile, and a difficult case to operate on.
When the jaw bone is deteriorating it can make it impossible for your Melbourne, Florida oral surgeon to place effective dental implants and operate successfully. In most cases if a dental implant is needed in an area where there is severe bone loss, a bone graft will be necessary to heal the bone before any other procedures are done.
Bone grafts are amazing procedures that encourage the body to regrow healthy bone in the area it was compromised by periodontal disease. Dr. Sedaros harvests healthy bone either from the patient’s own body or from a donor and this is placed in the jaw. Over the course of a few months the the body encourages bone to be regrown and the site is healed enough to facilitate the placement of dental implants or another procedure.
Speeding up the Healing Process
Platelet rich plasma allows Dr. Sedaros to speed up the healing process in any patient using the patient’s own healing properties. Once an expensive and drawn-out process, Platelet rich plasma harvesting can be done with as little as 55 cc’s of blood while you are being prepared for surgery. These platelets can be put back inside you which greatly enable your immune system and the mechanisms that repair your bone and tissues to be repaired with ease and in a timely fashion.
Healing from oral surgery is a different process for every patient, yet time and time again we see that healthy patients have more successful surgeries and are able to heal faster. Making sure your body is healthy before you have oral surgery can greatly impact the outcome of oral surgery. Quitting smoking is absolutely necessary and eating a healthy diet rich in minerals and vitamins can help your body prepare for any invasive procedure and the following healing time. Another inextricable aspect to healthy healing is following exactly the post-operative instructions presented to you by Dr. Sedaros. He knows better than anyone, or any website, what is best for your individual healing journey. His instructions will be specifically tailored to your health level, oral surgery, and how he expects you will heal. Your bone health and overall health are very important to healing from oral surgery. Make sure you pay attention to what Dr. Sedaros has to say.
Your bones play a vital role in your oral health, make sure you keep them healthy by eating a healthy diet rich in vitamin D, vitamin B, calcium, and phosphorus. You can also keep the bones in your mouth healthy by keeping a beneficial oral health routine. By brushing your teeth for two minutes twice daily and flossing them twice daily as well you can protect your jaw bones from periodontal disease. If you have any questions about how healthy bones play a role in your oral surgery don’t hesitate to ask your Melbourne, Florida Oral surgeon at your consultation.