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Sinus lift is conducted in patients with bone mass deficiency in the maxilla or with too close a distance between the maxillary sinus and the jaw.

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  • A sinus-lift procedure is a surgical procedure, performed by a specialized dentist, to augment bone mass in the top jaw (maxilla), which increases the likelihood of successful placement of dental implants. Bone from another part of the body, such as the iliac crest, is grafted in the bone (endosseous) below the floor of the maxillary sinus. In the upper jaw the amount of bone is reduced by the presence of the sinus.Hailsham Dental Clinic
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  • I'm gonna undergo a sinus lift surgery in preparation for a dental implant. Does anyone have had the experience & could you please tell me a little more about it? Is sedation necessary?
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  1. 1. SINUS LIFT PROCEDURE by Sinus Help
  2. 2. When we mention sinus lift procedure, this sinus surgerydoes not refer to the treatment of sinusitis and its associatedsymptoms.In truth, sinus lift is more linked to dentistry.Sinus lift, also referred to as sinus augmentation, isconducted in patients with bone mass deficiency in themaxilla or with too close a distance between the maxillarysinus and the jaw.This is a well known procedure among patients who have losttheir teeth and opt for dental implants over the application ofdentures.So, when is sinus lift surgery needed?• For patients who dont have the upper molars or amplebone mass in the upper jaw for implants.Anatomy-wise, the back of the upper jaw has fewer bonethan the lower jaw.Tooth loss results in bone beingassimilated back into the body (a process known asresorption).• Patients whose teeth have been missing for an extendedtime. (prolonged resorption has led to significantlydiminished bone)• Patients who have lost bones due to periodontal disease• Implants cannot be added in when a patient hasenlarged maxillary sinuses that are too close to the upperjaw. It is vital to point out that sinuses become bigger withage.Sinus lift procedures are normally done by a dental specialist.This surgery would fundamentally entail bone massenhancement in the rear of the maxilla or upper jaw,
  3. 3. particularly between the jaw and the maxillary sinusesThe bone that is utilized in the sinus lift may either be takenfrom the patients own body (autogenous bone), usually fromthe iliac crest of the hip or the tibia, or from a cadavre(allogeneic bone).Bone from an animal contributor may also be employed.Before the surgery, a patient must have his or her jaw andmaxillary sinus scanned first, with an x-ray or CT scan, forthe dentist to properly determine the size of the bonestructure and evaluate the sinus health.The sinus lift can also be seen as gum graft surgery.Initially, a cut is made in the gum tissue where the teethwere once found.The gum tissue is cautiously elevated to show the bone.The surgeon will then create a small, oval window throughthe bone.Between the maxillary sinus and the jaw, a thinmembraneous wall will be shoved up and away from themaxilla.Bone-graft material is then crammed into the space wherethe sinus was.Using sutures, the surgeon will close up the cut, once thebone has been fully filled in.A wait time of about 4 to 9 months is needed for the graftedmaterial to stick with the bone, before implants are added in.
  4. 4. One can conveniently discover animation or video clips of thisprocedure from various dentistry or dental surgery web sites.Considered a day surgery, this type of surgery requiresaround 7 to 10 days of recuperation time, though some mildsoreness may be felt after the procedure.Some other problems that may develop are inflammation inthe operative site and bleeding from the mouth or nose.There is also the probability of undoing of sutures andshifting of bone graft material when blowing the nose orsneezing vigorously.By keeping the nasal lining wet with the use of saline sprays,sneezing can be prevented.For patients with allergies, it is recommended to have thesurgery conducted before or after known allergy seasons.So as to induce fast recovery and prevent infection, thedentist may suggest antibiotics and an antimicrobialmouthwash.There are a few complications that must be anticipated withthis procedure.Some of these complications are the non-integration of bonewith the bone-graft material or the graft site does not growits own blood supply.With the shortage of live bone for the dental implant to affixto, the possibility of implant rejection is greater.
  5. 5. Sinusitis is another problem that may occur with sinus lift.Sinusitis may occur if the sinus membrane is pierced or tornduring surgery.For patients with chronic sinusitis due to a nasal polyp,dentists are hesitant about undertaking the procedure.Fortunately, sinus lift procedure can be conducted combinedwith polyp removal surgery.