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Boosting Your Own Health Following a Bone Graft

Posted on 5/20/2017 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
A dentist preparing a bone graft.
After getting a bone graft from your oral surgeon, it is important that you take care of your health. This will help it heal properly, and fuse with the surrounding bone, like you wanted it to.

The best way to ensure proper healing after a bone graft is to make sure that you remain healthy by how you take care of yourself, and by eating the right foods. Here are some things you can do to help stay healthy to give your bone graft the best chances of healing.

Taking Care of Your Health After a Bone Graft

First, you are going to want to make sure to take a multi-vitamin. This will fill in any gaps that you may not reach in your diet, nutritionally. Next, you want to make sure you avoid doing anything where you risk getting sick.

Being around other sick people is simply not wise while trying to heal a bone graft, so avoid any known contact with people who are sick to protect yourself.

Finally, you also want to make sure to boost your diet. Eat a lot of high-calcium foods to help the bone graft become strong and sturdy. Eating more cheese, yogurt, and even ice cream can help boost your calcium, just as spinach and other greens can also do.

Make sure to each a lot of produce of differing colors, as that is the best way to boost your nutritional intake. The more colorful your diet, the wider variety of vitamins and minerals you are going to get naturally.

If you have any other questions or concerns about how to take care of yourself following a bone graft, make sure to contact our office. They can help walk you through things that you should do, as well as telling you what you should avoid.

Brett Sullivan, DMD, MD
Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center
9895 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite P
Clackamas, OR 97015

Ph: 503-662-8744
Fax: 503-652-8992
Email: info@clackamasoralsurgery.com
Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center - Brett Sullivan, DMD, MD | www.clackamasoralsurgery.com | 503-662-8744
9895 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite P, Clackamas, OR 97015