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A sinus lift, aka sinus augmentation, is a surgery that makes it easier to place dental implants. Some people need dental implants but don't have enough bone support necessary for implants because of bone loss. A sinus lift can help as it increases the amount of bone in the upper jaw by adding bone to the space between your molars and premolars. To make room for the bone, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward or "lifted," which gives the surgery its name. A dental specialist like an oral maxillofacial surgeon or a periodontist usually handle sinus lifts.
As with any surgery or procedure, there are some risks associated with sinus lift surgery. The main risk is puncturing or tearing a sinus membrane.
Infection is also a risk, as with any surgical procedure. However, infections from a sinus lift are uncommon.
In rare cases, the existing bone does not integrate with the bone graft material, which means that the grafted area cannot develop a blood supply. If this happens, you might have to have the sinus lift procedure again.
There is also the possibility of acute maxillary sinusitis after a sinus lift, which presents as temporary inflammation of the membranes in your nose and sinuses. This condition makes it hard to drain mucus from your nose. Research shows that caution taken throughout the procedure helps to keep the sinuses open.
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