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Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: Bone grafting is not usually required after wisdom teeth removal. Usually bone grafting is only recommended in areas where missing teeth may need to be replaced some day. ...Read more

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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


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Is bone grafting necessary after wisdom teeth extracted?

Is bone grafting necessary after wisdom teeth extracted?

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. ...Read more

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How much pain when wisdom teeth extracted and a bone graft and the titanium posts for dental implants put in?

How much pain when wisdom teeth extracted and a bone graft and the titanium posts for dental implants put in?

Very different surge: The extraction of wisdom teeth often involve traumatic surgery. This can produce elevated levels of discomfort on the contrary, placement of an implant (call them "root replacements" since a root was removed replaced (the implant). These are very atraumatic and there are no stitches, no pain on placement and the graft I use is artificial and placed at the time of implant placement, no PO pain. ...Read more

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Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: Bone grafting is not usually required after wisdom teeth removal. Usually bone grafting is only recommended in areas where missing teeth may need to be replaced some day. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Why would a doc have to do a bone graft while removing wisdom teeth?

Large defect: Sometimes its necessary to place a bone graft when removing teeth to protect the nerve in the jaw but usually to preserve bone on the back side of the 2nd molar which could cause more tooth loss. ...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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New dentist recommends bone graft after extraction of partially erupted lower left wisdom tooth. I am 31. Is graft necessary?

New dentist recommends bone graft after extraction of partially erupted lower left wisdom tooth. I am 31.  Is graft necessary?

Can't see: Can't see the area. Sometimes partially erupted wisdom teeth can cause severe bone loss. Sounds like your Dentist is being prudent. If you have any misgivings, however, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Tooth #2 just pulled by perio. No wisdom. Could not bone graft for implant due to missing bone buccal side. What to do? Denture appliance? Please help

Tooth #2 just pulled by perio. No wisdom. Could not bone graft for implant due to missing bone buccal side. What to do? Denture appliance? Please help

2nd opinion: See the oral surgeon. Often different kinds of grafting can be done. Yes, without the buccal bone, it can be difficult, but maybe not impossible. Also, not so easy or inexpensive. You may do just fine without the 2nd molar in that area, depending on the condition and position of the rest of your teeth. You likely will not wear a removable partial denture for one tooth. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Achong
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Bone Graft (Definition)

Bonegrafts can be divided into autograft (bone from self), allograft (cadaver bone), xenograft (bone from another species) and alloplast (synthetic). Bonegrafting is a surgical procedure to replace ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more