Your bone graft is made up of many particles. You may find some small granules in your mouth for the first several days. Do not be alarmed; it’s normal to have some of them come out of the graft site and into your mouth as we always overfill the graft site. There are some things you could do to minimize the number of particles that become dislodged.
Following the second day, gentle rinsing is allowed but not too vigorously as you can again disturb some of the bone graft granules. If a partial denture or a flipper was placed in your mouth, you might have to see your restorative dentist to have it adjusted and learn how to remove and replace it appropriately.
If a membrane was used, it will appear white. You will have a follow-up appointment 3 weeks following your procedure to have the membrane removed.
You should experience no trouble if you follow the instructions and suggestions as outlined. But if you should have any problems, such as excessive bleeding, pain, or difficulty in opening your mouth, call our office immediately for further instructions or additional treatment.