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Is bone grafting necessary after wisdom teeth extracted?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Craig Fisk
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Craig Fisk
Dr. Craig Fisk
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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sometimes
The need to graft a wisdom tooth site depends upon the position of the tooth and the age of the patient.
Older patients are more likely to need grafts. If the wisdom tooth impinges upon the tooth in front of it, then the remaining tooth may need to be grafted. Generally in younger patients, or when wisdom teeth ate developing, the surgical sites heal uneventfully, without the need for bone grafts.

In brief: Sometimes
The need to graft a wisdom tooth site depends upon the position of the tooth and the age of the patient.
Older patients are more likely to need grafts. If the wisdom tooth impinges upon the tooth in front of it, then the remaining tooth may need to be grafted. Generally in younger patients, or when wisdom teeth ate developing, the surgical sites heal uneventfully, without the need for bone grafts.
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dr. Ragan Faler
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry
In brief: NO
Bone grafting is unecessary after wisdom teeth is extracted since there should not be any tooth replacement in the area.
Once exception probably is the case of dentigerous cyst removal at the same time of wisdom teeth extraction.

In brief: NO
Bone grafting is unecessary after wisdom teeth is extracted since there should not be any tooth replacement in the area.
Once exception probably is the case of dentigerous cyst removal at the same time of wisdom teeth extraction.
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui
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