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.
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.
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.

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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...
Not much. Firstly, never implant to replace your wisdom tooth. It is not needed nor should ever be done. Secondly, most wisdom tooth extraction does not require a graft for bone fill or any kind of grafting. Thirdly, wisdom teeth extraction and implant surgery should be done separately, not together when it is in the same area. Read more...

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...
Rejection of graft. Wisdom teeth extraction is a subtractive procedure, i.e., we removed the tooth. Bone grafting is a additive procedure, where we introduce new material into our body. Thus in the later procedure, our body will either reject or accept the new graft. The ultimate cause would be infection. Read more...
Severity. In general, bone grafting pain from filling a defect in bone is less than the pain from removal of a bony impacted wisdom tooth, but more than removal of a fully erupted wisdom tooth. We do a lot of bone grafting and people tend to do quite well. Your doctor can control your discomfort with medication, but unfortunately none of us can take the pain completely out of a surgical procedure. Read more...

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...
Wisdom and Graft. The answer to this is "sometimes". It depends on the position of the wisdom tooth. If the wisdom tooth makes the lower jaw very thin after removal, it is possible to be prone to get a broken jaw. The bone graft can help fill the area in and speed up healing. It could also be placed if dental implants are planned in the future. Read more...
Bone loss. It is possible there was a large cyst that required bone grafting to replace the bone that was destroyed. Also there may have been a significant amount of bone loss around the distal (back part) of the 2nd molar and he was trying to salvage it. Read more...
To prevent bone loss. Wisdom tooth removal on adults can lead to loss of bone behind the 2nd molar (the tooth in front of the wisdom tooth). To minimize this bone loss which can be significant, a bone graft is placed in the extraction socket. Read more...

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...
Plenty of info. Wisdom teeth have never needed to be bone grafted until we started grafting for implants. Most if not all wisdom teeth surgery will heal just fine without grafting. There is some literature which shows that if your teeth are in a certain position grafting may aid in the level of bone on the adjacent tooth, but very few oral ; maxillofacial surgeons are doing this. Read more...

My tooth hurt. So I got a root canal done, but it still hurts. I got it extracted with bone grafting. Why does it still hurt? Ialso got my wisdom tooth extracted the same day on the other side of the mouth and I have a dry socket there. Whatshould I do?

Non tooth pain? Check back with your dentist or consider seeing a specialist in facial pain if the dentist finds nothing wrong. You can find a specialist at www.Aaop.Org or www.Aacfp.Org. Read more...
Call your dentist. Depending on how long it has been since your extraction bone graft, it is possible you have an infection in the extraction graft site that needs attention. Sometimes infections at a different site of your mouth can seed infection in a healing site on the opposite side. Your dentist can help you manage the dry socket on the other side and monitor your complications so keep him informed. Read more...
A few things to note. Are there any adjacent teeth that have cavities present? If so, these teeth could be the cause of your pain. Sometimes these procedures can cause discomfort. Consider contacting your dentist to increase the dose or use a different pain medication. See your dentist to check the site for any infection present. Read more...

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...