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What site has the latest about front teeth extraction and bone grafting?

What site has the latest about front teeth extraction and bone grafting?

Experienced OS: I would recommend the patient talking to an experienced oral surgeon about this. I don't know if the patient could get the information he or she needs from a website. ...Read more

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Just back from my 3 tooth alloderm and bone grafting on lower teeth. About how long til the bone graft starts to become solidified(forgot to inquire)?

Just back from my 3 tooth alloderm and bone grafting on lower teeth. About how long til the bone graft starts to become solidified(forgot to inquire)?

Be patient: Healing time may vary depending on the individual and the procedure. Complete healing may take 2 to 6 months depending on the type of surgery. ...Read more

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I have swollen gums and pain, 3 weeks after the procedure of wisdom tooth extraction. The bone from the socket broke loose and poked through the gum. The bone was filed and repaired by the oral surgeon. What should I do?

I have swollen gums and pain, 3 weeks after the procedure of wisdom tooth extraction. The bone from the socket broke loose and poked through the gum. The bone was filed and repaired by the oral surgeon. What should I do?

See oral surgeon: Sometimes this happens. You may have another bony spicule that requires exploration again. Go back and see the surgeon again. If you have lost confidence, get another opinion. ...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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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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What degree of post-op pain can I expect from bone grafting for future dental implant? Like bone/gum grafting of 3 front lower teeth due to recession?

What degree of post-op pain can I expect from bone grafting for future dental implant? Like bone/gum grafting of 3 front lower teeth due to recession?

Same as any surgery: after surgery pain and swelling will vary from one person to another, nevertheless,you should be able to control the pain with pain killers and anti inflammatory medication that your surgeon will be prescribing. The pain if any should taper off after the first 24 hours. You should just avoid the area from food and brushing for a couple of weeks and you will do very well. Go for it. ...Read more

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Can a radiograph still show the presence of placed bone grafting material into socket following tooth extraction one year earlier with no implant?

Can a radiograph still show the presence of placed bone grafting material into socket following tooth extraction one year earlier with no implant?

Probably not: After a year's time, the grafting material would have been resorbed and replaced by your own, living bone. In many instances the outline of the tooth socket can still be seen. The density of the new bone and the older, surrounding bone would be about the same. ...Read more

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About what percent of lower front teeth bone loss is there before a tooth becomes loose and requires extraction?

About what percent of lower front teeth bone loss is there before a tooth becomes loose and requires extraction?

Depends-which teeth?: Think of the root as shaped like an ice cream cone. Hold the cone with two hands all the way up to the scoop. Now take away the top hand. How much control remains? Same thing in the mouth, I have seen front tooth cases with almost 90% vertical bone loss survive. Multi- rooted/molar teeth? Poorer prognosis. Ask your dentist for a qualified referral if s/he not able to provide treatment. ...Read more

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I just broke one of my front tooth right at the gum line the tooth had previous root canal and has crown. What should I expect in terms of treatment?

I just broke one of my front tooth right at the gum line the tooth had previous root canal and has crown. What should I expect in terms of treatment?

Many Options: It really depends on how much tooth structure is left, periodontal support, condition of adjacent teeth, and finally long term prognosis. A new crown with a post is an option, as is a bridge. A dental implant can also replace the tooth if it needs extraction. Have your dentist explain your options and his/her reasoning. ...Read more

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How is the bottom molar tooth stabilized in place (so no shifting) when the opposing one is extracted & bone grafted while waiting on an implant?

How is the bottom molar tooth stabilized in place (so no shifting) when the opposing one is extracted & bone grafted while waiting on an implant?

Tie to neighbor: If there is an adjacent lower tooth you may ask your dentist to bond it to the adjacent teeth to keep it from moving while you wait for the bone to be ready for the implant, or make a temporary tooth for the missing upper tooth so the lower tooth does not move. Check with you dentist to see what will work best. ...Read more

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Bone fragment 6 months post wisdom tooth extraction and dark spot around tooth root of next molar on x-ray. Dentist says not infection? Is he right?

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Bone fragment 6 months post wisdom tooth extraction and dark spot around tooth root of next molar on x-ray. Dentist says not infection? Is he right?

Second opinion: I think your dentist is right. However, like all health care professionals dentists differ in training, experience, and in personality. Just look for the second opinion with an oral surgeon. Oral surgeons will generally provide good ethical second opinions, but there may be other factors that can influence their judgment (unlikely). Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What are the risks if the membrane my dentist put in after an extraction and bone graft comes out?

Depends: If it is just a piece of collagen to cover over the bone graft in an extraction socket and it has been in place for a few days, it should do just fine. If it is a true barrier membrane to prevent soft tissue ingrowth, the graft may fail becasue soft tissue grows into the graft itself. Ask your dentist what type of graft and the reason for the membrane to find out. ...Read more

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Is it wrong for bone graft material to overlap on adjacent teeth;my bone line is uneven now;is this easy to fix? One of the teeth has a tempt crown.

Question: I'm sorry but without more information and seeing what you are talking about it's impossible to give you a good answer to your question. I suggest you discuss your concerns with the dentist who performed the surgery. If not happy with the answer or not confident in your dentist, get a second opinion. ...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?

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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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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What type of bone graft needed for front tooth implant after extraction. Which is best type. Is bone graft from cow safe material.

Extremely safe: Allograft, autograft, bone reconstruction, bone repair, calcium sulphate, ceramic, hydroxyapatite and implant, polymer, just to name a few. The animal bone elements results in graft materials which have proven to be extremely safe and predictable. ...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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Any time estimations between molar tooth pulled (bone graft added) and my use of a RPD to fill in smile line space? Implants in future #13, 14.

Not enough info: Everyone's different. No possibility of giving you a personalized answer over the computer. Only the Surgeon who did the extractions and the graft can give you a healing time estimate prior to fabrication of a removable partial. Could be 6 weeks to 6 months. See the Surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more

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Getting a tooth extracted, bone graft placed, and an implant in one of my front teeth, but I have severe anxiety. What are my options for anesthesia?

Getting a tooth extracted, bone graft placed, and an implant in one of my front teeth, but I have severe anxiety. What are my options for anesthesia?

Options to help: There are several options for you rating from local anesthesia to IV sedation - please discuss with your doctor and be honest about your fears. Oral sedatives such as Halcion (triazolam) help many people - you'll need someone to drive. ...Read more

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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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What site has the latest about front teeth extraction and bone grafting?

Experienced OS: I would recommend the patient talking to an experienced oral surgeon about this. I don't know if the patient could get the information he or she needs from a website. ...Read more

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Had a tooth extraction and bone graft 3 weeks ago. Yesterday noted swelling and pain. No redness or oozing from site. Possible food irritation?

 Had a tooth extraction and bone graft 3 weeks ago.  Yesterday noted swelling and pain.  No redness or oozing from  site.  Possible food irritation?

Possible: Is there any reason why you would not give a simple call to the author of the extraction....he/she would be best to see you as a postop & be able to answer this question quicklly. ...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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Jaw bone degeneration and collapsed face appearance profile after having 12 teeth extraction three years ago.Can bone grafting improve face appearance?

Lip Support: What type of prosthesis are you wearing? Which 12 teeth were removed? Much of your lip support comes from your natural teeth or prosthesis. Bone grafting can be used to increase bone volume for placement of dental implants. You have a complex situation that warrants consultations with first a prosthodontist and then an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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How long after teeth extraction/bone graft on left and implant on right side can you safely eat more than liquid or soft food. ?

How long after teeth extraction/bone graft on left and implant on right side can you safely eat more than liquid or soft food. ?

It depends: The best thing to do is to wait for the tissue to completely close over the wound to be sure the area is sealed. You can check on this yourself. Depending on the difficulty of the extraction and your body's healing this can take a few days or over a week. The wound closure is the most important factor. If bone particles were used, they can shift even after the tissue is closed. Be careful! ...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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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 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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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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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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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?

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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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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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I am unable to open my mouth after bone grafting after tooth extraction because of pain.. What to do ? Is it normal ?

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I am unable to open my mouth after bone grafting after tooth extraction because of pain.. What to do 
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Trismus: Inflammation due to infection may cause swelling in the posterior area, which restricts the movement of the TMJ joint (tmj disc specifically) and spasm of the muscle of mastication. This leads to trismus, or inability to open the mouth or limited mouth opening due to the spasm of the muscle of mastication. Corticosteroid (dexamethasone or Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack) and antibiotics should solve the problem. ...Read more

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I had #19 and #3 tooth extraction/bone graft 6 days ago. What is my risk for dry socket? How long until I can be sure that I won't get dry socket?

I had #19 and #3 tooth extraction/bone graft 6 days ago.  What is my risk for dry socket?  How long until I can be sure that I won't get dry socket?

Almost zero: After six days the tissue has really started to heal. Since you had the sockets packed with grafting material, covered with a membrane, and sutured closed, your chances of a dry socket are almost nil. ...Read more

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How long does tooth extraction, bone graft, and implant take?

How long does tooth extraction, bone graft, and implant take?

Usually 90-120 mins: A periodontist or oral surgeon who places implants routinely all day long can usually do the procedures described in about 60 - 120 minutes, bearing no other concerns and not counting time for anesthesia. However, there are many situations where the extraction and bone graft is done on one day, then allowed to heal several weeks, then the implant placed at another appointment. ...Read more

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Can a radiograph still show the presence of placed bone grafting material into socket following tooth extraction one year earlier with no implant?

Probably not: After a year's time, the grafting material would have been resorbed and replaced by your own, living bone. In many instances the outline of the tooth socket can still be seen. The density of the new bone and the older, surrounding bone would be about the same. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a bottom molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?

How long does it take to recover from a bottom molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?

Define recover: Depends on your definition of recover....If you mean "when can i go back to work?", the answer is the next day--you will be sore, but quite functional. If you mean "when will all pain be gone?", about 2 weeks +/-. "when will it feel like normal again?" after the implant crown is placed! ...Read more

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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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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