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Is it possible to have an alveolar bone fracture while extraction teeth?

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Dr. Charles Lockhart answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Depending on the bony defect around the tooth and time that it has been there, the possibility exists, but surgeons take particular care and use periotomes if teeth are suspect to minimize the chances. Bone grafts may be utilized simultaneously if this occurs.

Answered Oct 4, 2016



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