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what's the difference between wisdom teeth extraction vs bone grafting pain?

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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 graft being compared to. It is difficult to provide a comparison.
Answered on Oct 19, 2012
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Rejection of graft: Wisdom teeth extraction is a subtractive procedure, i.e., we removed the tooth. Bone grafting is a additive procedure, where we introduce new material into our body. Thus in the later procedure, our body will either reject or accept the new graft. The ultimate cause would be infection.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Jason Cataldo
23 years experience Periodontics
Severity: In general, bone grafting pain from filling a defect in bone is less than the pain from removal of a bony impacted wisdom tooth, but more than removal of a fully erupted wisdom tooth. We do a lot of bone grafting and people tend to do quite well. Your doctor can control your discomfort with medication, but unfortunately none of us can take the pain completely out of a surgical procedure.
Answered on Apr 10, 2013

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