After Socket Bone Grafts

The following information applies when grafting material has been placed into extraction sites to help preserve your jawbone in preparation for possible implant replacement of the extracted tooth.

Your bone graft is made up of many bony particles. You may find some small granules in your mouth for the first several days. Do not be alarmed by these. It’s normal to have some of them come out of the graft site and into your mouth.

  • Do not disturb or touch the wound

  • Avoid rinsing or spitting for 2 days to allow the blood clot and graft material to consolidate.

  • Do not apply pressure with your tongue or fingers to the grafted area, as the material is movable during the initial healing

  • Do no lift or pull on the lip to look at the sutures. This can actually cause damage to the wound site and tear the sutures

  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol.

    Please avoid rinsing vigorously in the area of surgery for one week. The third day after surgery you can gently rinse as not to disturb some of the bone graft material.

Please call our office if you have any questions at Miami Office Phone Number 305-670-7610