Sinus Lifts

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Linden, NJ
Sinus Lifts
Sinus Lifts services offered in Linden, NJ

If you need dental implants but don’t qualify, Charanjit Sandhu, DDS, and her dental team at A P S Dental Center in Linden, New Jersey may evaluate your oral health and provide sinus lifts to ensure you have adequate bone tissue within the jaw. The office increases the amount of bone using highly effective sinus lift surgery. Call the office today or book an appointment online to learn more about sinus lifts. 

Sinus Lifts Q & A

What are sinus lifts?

Sinus lifts are surgical grafting procedures to lift sinus membranes and increase the amount of available bone tissue in your jaw. Having a healthy amount of bone tissue present aids in the function of your jaw and ensures you’re able to chew and bite properly. Sinus lifts create space between your molars and increase total bone support.

Do I need sinus lifts?

If you suffer from bone loss and require more bone density within the jaw, a sinus lift may be necessary. There are several causes that may contribute to inadequate bone, such as periodontal disease, cancer, genetics, or malnutrition. 

Certain procedures also require sufficient bone volume in order to work. Dental implants require enough bone density to anchor properly and remain functional.

What can I expect during sinus lifts?

A P S Dental Center takes special precautions when preparing you for a sinus lift grafting procedure. First, your provider administers sedatives or local anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. Once the medication takes effect, a small incision is made in the far back area of the gum tissue and exposes the bone. 

Your provider then removes a small piece of bone and lifts it up into the sinus cavity, which raises the membrane. Finally, the newly formed space receives a bone graft before your provider applies sutures.

What is recovery like after sinus lifts?

After your surgery, A P S Dental Center provides you with aftercare guidance. Some common post-care instructions may include:

  • Keeping your head elevated immediately after surgery
  • Eating a diet consisting of soft foods
  • Taking antibacterial and pain relief medications
  • Applying a cold press to reduce inflammation

Your provider may add specific restrictions depending on your unique circumstances. If you’re struggling to follow any post-surgery instructions or have concerns, call the A PS Dental Center as soon as possible.

Are there risks with sinus lifts?

Sinus lifts are an invasive surgical procedure and pose some level of risk. Risks may include puncturing a sinus membrane, infection, your body rejecting the bone graft, or acute sinusitis. 

Prior to a sinus lift, A P S Dental Center conducts a thorough evaluation of your medical history to determine your personal risks and candidacy. 

Learn more about sinus lifts by calling A P S Dental Center or booking an appointment online today.