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is bone grafting necessary after wisdom teeth extracted?

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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 helpful. Grafting is usually not needed to replace wisdom teeth, baby teeth, or when teeth were taken out for braces.
Answered on May 24, 2017
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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. If the wisdom tooth impinges upon the tooth in front of it, then the remaining tooth may need to be grafted. Generally in younger patients, or when wisdom teeth ate developing, the surgical sites heal uneventfully, without the need for bone grafts.
Answered on Jul 27, 2015
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 the case of dentigerous cyst removal at the same time of wisdom teeth extraction.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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