How Do You Know If Your Dental Bone Graft Is Healing Properly?

A dental bone graft is healing properly if the swelling and pain around the area subsides a little more every day. Bleeding should also reduce and eventually stop after a few days, according to Bloomington Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

You may feel small granules in your mouth for several days after the procedure. Rinsing four to five times a day with warm salt water or a prescribed oral rinse helps the graft heal, according to Attleboro-Cumberland Oral Surgeons, Inc. Touching the wound with your finger or tongue, smoking and chewing food at the graft site should be avoided while the bone graft is healing.