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Is bone grafting necessary after wisdom teeth extracted

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Fisk
11 years experience Dentistry
Bone Grafting: Bone grafting after an extraction is a non-invasive and cost-effective way to make sure your jaw bone is preserved. For most cases, it is very helpfu ... Read More
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Dr. Ragan Faler
23 years experience Dentistry
Sometimes: The need to graft a wisdom tooth site depends upon the position of the tooth and the age of the patient. Older patients are more likely to need grafts ... Read More
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
NO: Bone grafting is unecessary after wisdom teeth is extracted since there should not be any tooth replacement in the area. Once exception probably is t ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
56 years experience Dentistry
Very different surge: The extraction of wisdom teeth often involve traumatic surgery. This can produce elevated levels of discomfort on the contrary, placement of an imp ... Read More
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Not much: Firstly, never implant to replace your wisdom tooth. It is not needed nor should ever be done. Secondly, most wisdom tooth extraction does not requi ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No, but: In some instances it is a good idea. This is usually the case in older patients who have had bone loss associated with impacted wisdom teeth.
Dr. Seth Rosen
Specializes in Dentistry
Not usually: Bone grafting is not usually required after wisdom teeth removal. Usually bone grafting is only recommended in areas where missing teeth may need to b ... Read More
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Usually NO: Wisdom teeth usually located in the area where future implants will not be needed and thus bone grafting would be a no. Howerver, if the wisdom tooth ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Every situation is different. Some wisdom teeth are bony impacted, some are infection or abcessed. It also depends on the type and size of the bone ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Comer
35 years experience Dentistry
Large defect: Sometimes its necessary to place a bone graft when removing teeth to protect the nerve in the jaw but usually to preserve bone on the back side of the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Too broad a ?: If you require these services, speak to your own dentist. If you just want some information, you can google it. If you have specific questions, please ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Soon: Absent any other problems healing should proceed uneventfully.
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A female asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Non tooth pain?: Check back with your dentist or consider seeing a specialist in facial pain if the dentist finds nothing wrong. You can find a specialist at www.Aaop ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. LaMont Gee
50 years experience Dentistry
extraction: If you are asking how long it takes to do the procedure, assuming it is uncomplicated, then the answer is somewhere around an hour give or take a litt ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Explanation : Healing take usually 1-2 weeks, if no inflammation/ complication.

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