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How does bone loss after tooth extraction occur?

How does bone loss after tooth extraction occur?

Lost stimulation: After extraction, the aveolar bone lost the stimulation from the tooth movement and starts resorption. It is kind like atrophy.

Reserach showed, the surounding bone can lost 60-80 percent of its volume at the end of first year after extraction.

To prevent bone loss after extraction, you should get bone grafting at the time of extraction. After 4-6 month, implant can be placed. ...Read more

Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
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Bone Pain (Definition)

Depending on who is using the term, bone pain can be used to describe a pain that seems very deep, as opposed to something more superficial, or the term can be limited to pain that arises from the bone itself. There are other potential causes of deep pain other than pain from the bone including pain from a pinched nerve ...Read more


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How much bone loss decades after tooth extraction?

How much bone loss decades after tooth extraction?

Let us help: The jawbone needs the physiological stimulus from the root of a tooth to maintain its volume.
When you have a tooth extracted, the healing process causes the extraction site to remodel, and generally up to 25% of the bone is lost during the first year.
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Bone tissues not healing after tooth extraction. What should I do?

Bone tissues not healing after tooth extraction. What should I do?

Call dentist: Call the dentist to have it evaluated and possibly medicated to begin healing. ...Read more

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Bone tissues not healing after tooth extraction. What should I do?

Bone tissues not healing after tooth extraction. What should I do?

Return: Return to the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon who did the traction and have area reevaluated. You may need some follow-up treatment or just tincture of time. ...Read more

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I feel something poking me on the inside of my gum after 2 weeks of getting a tooth extraction. Could this be bone forming there?

I feel something poking me on the inside of my gum after 2 weeks of getting a tooth extraction. Could this be bone forming there?

Healing socket: Where was the tooth extracted? Was it a wisdom tooth? Did the surgeon add bone to the area covered with a membrane? These are all variables. Most likely what you feel is a bone spicule if nothing was done. Go back to the dentist, it can be watched or smoothed down, it appears to be a healing socket. ...Read more

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11 days after tooth extraction, clot fell out and bone was exposed; now I see cavity-like marks on it and it mildly hurts. Should I be worried?

11 days after tooth extraction, clot fell out and bone was exposed; now I see cavity-like marks on it and it mildly hurts. Should I be worried?

Probably not: After 11 days, your gum tissue has most likely closed over the socket area to a point that the risk of dry socket is minimal. Since you are not swollen and the pain is mild, it seems you are on the mend. For peace of mind, you can always call your surgeon for a follow up visit. ...Read more

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Are bone grafts required after tooth extraction?

Are bone grafts required after tooth extraction?

Depends: It depends on the goal. If a dental implant is planned, then yes. Sometimes, bone grafts can be performed at wisdom tooth sites and where lesions of the jaw bone were removed. Consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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Are bone grafts always needed after a tooth extraction?

Are bone grafts always needed after a tooth extraction?

May be beneficial: Bone grafts can be beneficial if an implant is to placed. The grafts act as a scaffold, resorb and ultimately are replaced by your own bone or form a bridge with your bone. If an implant is not planned it will be beneficial to place a graft which isn't resorbed, one in which will remain for an extended period and support the adjacent native bone, providing a better esthetic, functional prosthesis. ...Read more

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Are there any risks from a synthetic bone graft after tooth extraction?

Are there any risks from a synthetic bone graft after tooth extraction?

Minor risks: This is a fairly successful procedure. The risks are infection, loss of graft material or failure to maintain ridge width for an implant. While controversial, my experience is that cadaveric bone works much better than synthetic bone grafts if planning on implants. ...Read more

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Exposed bone lingual area # 31 post tooth extraction resulting in chronic pain?

Exposed bone lingual area # 31 post tooth extraction resulting in chronic pain?

See Oral Surgeon: The exposed bone may be the result of a sharp edge of the tooth socket that is peeking through the gingiva. The bone needs to be smoothed down to give the gingiva a little more room.... once smoothed, the gum should close over the wound and you should be fine. ...Read more

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I'd like to know if I'm supposed to have a white bone looking thing around my wisdom tooth extraction site

I'd like to know if I'm supposed to have a white bone looking thing around my wisdom tooth extraction site

May be normal: The white can be exposed bone or the blood clot in the site where the tooth was just removed. In the absence of pain warm salt water rinses are indicated if pain starts go back to the dentist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Where can I get more information about tooth extraction on an abscessed tooth that requires bone graphing?

Where can I get more information about tooth extraction on an abscessed tooth that requires bone graphing?

Information: I would google extraction and dental bone grafting. Basically the tooth will be extracted, the area cleaned of all infected tissue and a graft material placed (not needed if all walls are intact and you plan on an implant shortly) and the area is left to heal. Also talk to your surgeon as the web can give you too much information and every case is different. ...Read more

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Could I be in a lot of pain if I had a bone infection after tooth extraction?

Could I be in a lot of pain if I had a bone infection after tooth extraction?

Post op pain: It could be a dry socket or you may just be dealing with some aggressive post operative pain associated with the difficult extraction. Difficult teeth tend to require the removal of bone and require more healing time than erupted teeth. If its been over a week and there's still pain or more pain, contact your dental surgeon. ...Read more

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Are bone grafts necessary after a tooth extraction, or only if getting an implant?

Are bone grafts necessary after a tooth extraction, or only if getting an implant?

Very beneficial: In highly, esthetic areas, grafting should be done. If there is a large bony defect, it should be grafted. Tooth replacements look better in grafted areas. Non esthetic areas, or areas there will never be replacements do not need grafting. ...Read more

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What does mean if you can see bone sticking out after wisdom tooth extraction?

What does mean if you can see bone sticking out after wisdom tooth extraction?

Exposed bone: After the removal of any tooth a small area of exposed bone can occur. Your dentist or surgeon who performed the surgery can advise you if the exposed bone will require any additional treatment or if the bone will remodel and resorb without additional surgery. ...Read more

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After a wisdom tooth extraction, is it normal to need an alveolectomy to shave off bone?

After a wisdom tooth extraction, is it normal to need an alveolectomy to shave off bone?

Very common: Alveolectomy is considered to be the best type of dental surgery followed wisdom teeth extraction to speed the healing process. ...Read more

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Just had a tooth extraction. The tooth lost its bone due to gum disease. Will the bone grow again after the tooth was extracted? Heard the bone will grow again after 6-8 weeks? Is this info correct? How many weeks for the gum to heal after the surgery?

Healing: Each case is different regarding healing of an extraction socket and bone filling in. Some bone will fill in but the amount depends upon too many factors to be able to answer fully in this forum. Initial gum healing usually occurs in 7-14 days and bone maturation of the healing socket may take up to 3-4 months. The dentist who is treating you would be the best one to discuss healing & treatment ...Read more

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How long after tooth extraction/bone graft should the pain subside?

Post-surgery: Greatest pain level first 2 days post-surgery, then should gradually di is his daily over 10 days to 2 weeks. Follow your Dentist's post-op instructions to the letter. If you have any concerns, call for an appointment for reevaluation. ...Read more

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Should I have sensitivity to cold after a tooth extraction and bone graft?

Should I have sensitivity to cold after a tooth extraction and bone graft?

Post Ext sensitivity: Is probably due to an adjacent tooth as a result of the surgery or coincidentally. See your own dentist who can examine you and give you an accurate answer and advice. ...Read more

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How long does a tooth extraction and bone graft take?

How long does a tooth extraction and bone graft take?

Extraction: If you are asking how long it takes to do the procedure, assuming it is uncomplicated, then the answer is somewhere around an hour give or take a little. If you are asking about how long the healing takes then there are two answers. The gum tissue heals quickly, about two weeks and the bone filling in underneath takes about 3 - 4 months, sometimes longer. ...Read more

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How long does the pain normally last after tooth extraction/bone graft?

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Vary: It is vary from 1 day to 4 weeks depending on the severity and healing of the graft. No graft should be done on the site of infection unless absolute necessary. It is much better to resolve the infection first prior to grafting. ...Read more

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How soon can I smoke after bottom tooth extraction and bone graft with stiches?

Best: Best to wait 7-10 days. Smoking irritates tissues and impedes healing. I don't have to tell you that smoking causes mouth/throat/esophageal/lung/skin cancer, kidney disease, premature facial skin aging, let alone graft failure. Now would be a wonderful time to give yourself a present. ...Read more

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Does a tooth extraction blood clot turn white and start shrinking by fifth day. Not sure if its bone now or just blood clot shrinking into the socket?

Does a tooth extraction blood clot turn white and start shrinking by fifth day. Not sure if its bone now or just blood clot shrinking into the socket?

Healing socket: If it is day five and you had a problem with healing and there was exposed bone, you would know it as you would have severe pain. Although a blood clot is reddish in color, food and tissue debris can accumulate at the top of the healing socket and appear white. You should be fine. Just follow up with your dentist for a post op check about 7 days from the time of the extraction. ...Read more

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Tell me more about bone grafting & wisdom tooth extraction?

Tell me more about bone grafting & wisdom tooth extraction?

Too broad a?: If you require these services, speak to your own dentist. If you just want some information, you can google it. If you have specific questions, please re-post them. Space is limited here and this website is intended to help patients with specific problems, concerns and questions. We try to help as best we can, but just answering questions that can be researched on your own is wasteful. ...Read more

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When is it safe to return to vigorous physical activity after the tooth extraction and a bone graft?

2 weeks: If there is no infection and gum or soft tissue heals with primary attachment, you could return to your physical activity in two weeks. Gum reattached in 14 days and crosslinks for strength in 28 days. That is when all the cells necessary for healing is in place and start to mature. ...Read more

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Is there a safe over the counter alternative to use instead Peridex after tooth extraction and bone grafting?

No: Peridex actually kills mouth bacteria unlike mouthwash which just washes some of the germs away.
If your dentist has given you a prescription for Peridex, be sure to have it filled and use it as directed. The success of the bone graft may depend on it. ...Read more

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Can a bone shard come through gum 7 months after wisdom tooth extraction? Can it cause pain in surrounding teeth?

Can a bone shard come through gum 7 months after wisdom tooth extraction? Can it cause pain in surrounding teeth?

Yes and Unlikely: While 7 months is a bit of a longer than usual time frame for a bony sequestrum to appear, it is certainly not unheard of. Local discomfort akin to splinter is what I'd expect for pain. Pain in surrounding teeth is likely due to something else. ...Read more

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There's a foul smell/irritation in a tooth extraction area where a root tip was left behind. I can see blood clot and also bone/tooth. Is it normal?

There's a foul smell/irritation in a tooth extraction area where a root tip was left behind. I can see blood clot and also bone/tooth. Is it normal?

Dry Socket?: You did not state how long ago the tooth was extracted. Please see the dentist who extracted the tooth and get a referral to an oral surgeon if there appears to be a complication from the retained root. ...Read more

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Hello - I had a wisdom tooth extraction 3 days ago upper left 7 I think. I can feel bone in the socket. No pain, but I'm worried about infection.?

Pain or high temp?: Pain, elevated temp, or purulent discharge are more hallmarks of infection. It is very normal to feel the bone on the edge of the socket after an extraction but you should resist the urge to play with the socket with your tongue or finger initially. Rinsing with warm salt water should be started after waiting for 24 hours so that the blood clot is in place long enough for healing to begin. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more