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i just got my tooth extracted. how long before i can get a dental implant?

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Dr. Roberto Porras
24 years experience Periodontics
Implant: Depends on if the doctor who extracted your tooth also grafted in preparation for a dental implant. If so 3-6 months.
Answered on May 18, 2014
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Dr. Barry Levin
26 years experience Periodontics
Depends: If it was a simple extraction then normal socket healing takes about 4 months. If there was infection, it hopefully was thoroughly cleaned out. I graft most sockets to preserve bone volume & re-enter at about 4-6 months for implant placement.
Answered on Feb 24, 2014
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Dr. John Scuba
Dr. John Scuba commented
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
For most extractions, especially simple ones, implants can often be placed the same day, avoiding the extra cost of "bone grafting", and the time and expense of a second surgery. Even "difficult" extractions are often implantable. The clinician's judgment, expertise and current competence play a large factor.
Apr 29, 2013
Dr. James Vito
36 years experience Prosthodontics
6-8 weeks: You should give the area six to eight weeks to repair and heal itself. This way the gum tissue will be healthier.
Answered on Mar 24, 2013
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
32 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends: Many different factors in order to decide when to place an implant after extraction. Was the tooth infected? How infected was it? Was the area grafted after extraction? What tooth was removed, a single rooted tooth or multiple rooted tooth? As a general rule it's always better to place implant the same day of extraction.
Answered on Jan 15, 2016
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Dr. Cary Goldstein
34 years experience Prosthodontics
8 weeks: The area needs to heal and the bone to fill in to the area where the tooth was removed, this takes 8 weeks or more.
Answered on Mar 25, 2013
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Same day: Often an implant can be placed the same day. Depends on many conditions. If the tooth has been extracted, it depends on the site, whether bone grafting was done and how much bone is present as well as the contour of the bone and tissue. All else being equal, the socket needs to heal 3 - 4 months to allow for the bone to fill in and mature. It must be ready to grow new bone again.
Answered on Apr 29, 2013
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Infection?: If the site is not infected and the remaining bone amount can give a provide good stability for the implant, implant can be placed immediately. Otherwise, grafting may be necessary and the time waiting would be 4-6 months. Most of the time grafting is not required.
Answered on Apr 18, 2013
Dr. Mark Venincasa
34 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Ask the surgeon: In most cases we need to wait 2-4 months prior to placing the dental implant. This is a bit of a journey but it is well worth it.
Answered on Apr 21, 2013
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
41 years experience Periodontics
It depends: It depends on the diameter of the tooth and whether you had a bone graft. Some can be done immediately. Some patients need to wait four months.
Answered on May 17, 2013
Dr. Kevin Owoc
18 years experience Prosthodontics
Depends on site: If an infection was present when the tooth was removed, you will need to wait for the infection to resolve. Sometimes, the implant and extraction can be done at the same time. Also, it depends on whether or not socket bone grafting was performed. If not, you may need to wait 4-5 months for the socket to heal first. If bone was placed, i'd say 8-10 weeks.
Answered on Aug 29, 2013
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
42 years experience Dentistry
Depends on area: Sometimes the dental implant can be placed at the time of extraction if the site has sufficient bone to engage an implant and there is no infection and sometimes the extraction site has to be grafted with bone (and connective tissue as well) and the implant placed after the site has healed. Each case is decided on an individual basis on what is best for the patient and will have the best results!
Answered on Jul 20, 2014
Dr. Charles Lamberta
43 years experience Dentistry
Implant placement: Depends on the condition of the extracted tooth and the surrounding bone . If there is no infection and the extraction was done without affecting the surrounding bone the implant can be placed at the same visit. If any of the above conditions are present it might be a good idea to clean the socket place a bone graft and wait 3 to 6 months for the placement of the implant
Answered on Nov 26, 2014
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