Is sinus lift and bone graft the same thing?

Is sinus lift and bone graft the same thing?

A bone graft utilizes a piece of bone from an animal, donor tissue, or from elsewhere on your own body, which is placed into the gumline in a brief surgical procedure, then allowed to heal. A sinus lift is similar, but is used on the upper teeth.

What happens if maxillary sinus is perforated?

If there’s a perforation, air will bubble up through your nose. It is more likely a sinus infection. Our sinus cavities are very close to our tooth roots and can sometimes radiate pain into your teeth. It can also cause burning and drainage.

Can sinus lift be avoided?

Anything that causes pressure in your nasal cavity must be avoided. Avoid “bearing down”—as when lifting heavy objects, blowing up balloons, playing musical instruments that require a blowing action or any other activity that increases nasal or oral pressure. Smoking must be stopped.

Can I use a sinus rinse after sinus lift?

Rinsing: Begin GENTLE rinsing on Day 2 after each meal. Vigorous rinsing can dislodge the bone graft, causing failure of the bone graft. You may use over-the-counter alcohol-free mouthrinse or water. Rinsing keeps the mouth clean and decreases the risk of infection.

How long does it take to heal from sinus lift?

A full recovery from a sinus lift takes a minimum of 6 months for the sinuses to heal and the bone to be strong enough to support dental implants.

What happens if implant goes into sinus?

The displaced implant can disturb the anatomy around the maxillary sinus and inhibit mucociliary clearance by the cilia in the sinus membrane [12]. Furthermore, mucosal thickening may occur, and scattered bone graft material may obstruct maxillary ostium to result in maxillary sinusitis and congestion [13].

Can dental surgery cause sinus problems?

If a dental infection or dental/oral surgery ruptures the schneiderian membrane, it can often lead to sinusitis. The symptoms of maxillary sinusitis, whether it be of dental origin or otherwise, are often the same.

What are the risks of a sinus lift?

The main risk of a sinus lift is that the sinus membrane could be punctured or torn. If the membrane is torn during the procedure, the surgeon will either stitch the sinus tear or place a patch over it. If the repair is not successful, your surgeon may stop the procedure and give the hole time to heal.

What are the side effects of a sinus lift?

Less serious side effects include headache, dizziness; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; dry mouth, nose, or throat; stuffy nose, sinus pain, cough, sore throat; or. hoarseness or deepened voice.

What is the recovery time for a sinus lift?

Remember that complete recovery can take several months, and that good post-operative care after sinus surgery, including working closely with your surgeon, is as important as the procedure itself. Find more information in the Everyday Health Ear, Nose, and Throat Center.

What to expect after your sinus lift?


  • HYGIENE: Beginning tomorrow,you may gently rinse your mouth out with warm water/salt solution every meal.
  • WARNING SIGNS OF COMPLICATIONS: Please be aware of these possible complications and inform your doctor if you encounter them.