A 48-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to have an alveolar bone fracture while extraction teeth?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 9 years experience
Yes: 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.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to break or fracture the alveolar bone?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Teeth: Yes. If you get hit in mouth and get teeth knocked out.
5.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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