Alveoplasty / Bone Recontouring

Alveoplasty / Bone Recontouring

Alveoplasty / Bone Recontouring

Alveoplasty may be needed for people who have lost teeth or are planning to have some extracted. After an extraction, the gum and bone may heal with high and low points in the bone, making it difficult for a denture to be properly fitted. Further- more, the denture base is likely to rub against high points and to cause pain and bad fit, which is extremely unpleasant.

Bone Recontouring

Procedure

During an Alveoplasty procedure, we will reshape and smoothen the bone. The procedure ends with the suture of the incision.

What happens after the procedure?

Following Alveoplasty, the surgery area will be swollen, sore and even bruised. During the first two or three days we will prescribe pain medication for the soreness. After that, most of the pain will be gone, so there will be no need for another prescription. However, a slight discomfort may persist, but it is to be treated as a regular toothache. The swelling will be at its worst during the first 24 hours, but then it will taper off. If bleeding appears, it will stop during the first 24 hours. A week after the procedure we will evaluates the healing process.