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Bone Graft Aftercare

Bone Graft Aftercare

A bone graft has been placed in the socket where your tooth was removed. Special care must be taken until the graft has covered over with gum tissue — about 4–6 weeks. Until then, a few granules may leak out, as the socket is usually overfilled to compensate for this.

  • Refrain from vigorous mouth rinsing or spitting. Gentle rinsing is OK after 24 hours. DO NOT USE PEROXIDE.
  • No drinking through a straw or sucking on anything.
  • No chewing on the graft site.

Strict adherence to these instructions will help ensure the success of your bone graft.