Bone grafts are performed on an outpatient basis, so you will get to go home on the same day as your surgery. If you received oral sedation in addition to local anesthesia, you will need a close friend or family member to drive you home.
Immediately after your visit, you should:
- Avoid hot foods or drinks because they can trigger bleeding
- Keep the treatment site clean and dry
- Take your medications as prescribed
Although the recovery time varies from patient to patient, many are fully healed within three months. Because habits like smoking can slow down your body's healing ability and increase the risk of infection, you should avoid the habit before and after your surgery. Once your graft is healed, you will come back to our Vancouver office to complete the next phase of your treatment.