The B.A.B.E. Graft™ is a unique type of bone grafting procedure used in implant and periodontal surgery that stands for Biologically Activated Bone Enhanced Graft procedure. Essentially, we are trying to enhance and improve our bone graft healing potential. The B.A.B.E. Graft™ utilizes the patient’s blood to maximize the benefits of the patient’s own stem cells and growth factors to improve and accelerate healing. This procedure will also utilize some of the patient’s own bone cells to mix with bone graft material to accelerate and improve healing. This has shown to maximize the results in bone regeneration and repair. The use of one’s natural blood and platelet concentrate maximizes the healing potential without the risk of rejection or potential side effects from other commercial products.
Any person undergoing a bone graft procedure is a candidate.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can anyone have this procedure done?
Yes, any person undergoing any grafting procedure.
Does it mean I have to have a separate surgical procedure?
No, all that is required is a blood draw at the time of surgery.
What if I am a smoker?
We recommend against smoking with any implant or periodontal surgery. But if we can accelerate and improve the healing, that would maximize the healing potential.
What can I expect after having the B.A.B.E. Graft™?
After having the B.A.B.E. Graft™ procedure, it is normal to experience some minor swelling and discomfort for the first few days. Bone maturation can take approximately 3-4 months before the new bone has formed around the graft site. In order to ensure that your B.A.B.E. Graft™ heals properly, our implant surgeon will provide you with guidelines to follow after surgery.
At a glance, these can include:
Diet: Eat soft foods for the first day and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid hot foods and beverages for the first day since they can cause excess bleeding or burns.
Oral Hygiene: Gently rinse with warm salt water (1/2 teaspoon salt in 8 oz. water) 24 hours after surgery, then 4-5 times daily for the first few days. Be gentle while brushing your teeth to prevent disturbance to the surgical site.
Medications: Take any antibiotics or pain medications as directed.
Activity: Rest for the first 2-3 days and start to resume normal activities no sooner than day 3 post-op.