10 doctors weighed in:

Is bone removal needed during impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kaveh Niknia
Dentistry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Bone removal is only necessary, if it is interfering with the dentist's ability to access and remove teeth.
If a tooth is fully impacted in the jaw, then bone removal for access is always necessary.

In brief: Possibly

Bone removal is only necessary, if it is interfering with the dentist's ability to access and remove teeth.
If a tooth is fully impacted in the jaw, then bone removal for access is always necessary.
Dr. Kaveh Niknia
Dr. Kaveh Niknia
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Often

Impacted teeth can be soft tissue only, but commonly are partial or complete bony impacted meaning, yes bone would have to be removed to get them out.
It is very common for some bone to need to be removed when surgically taking out wisdom teeth. Ask your provider about the process if you are interested.

In brief: Often

Impacted teeth can be soft tissue only, but commonly are partial or complete bony impacted meaning, yes bone would have to be removed to get them out.
It is very common for some bone to need to be removed when surgically taking out wisdom teeth. Ask your provider about the process if you are interested.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. BARRY ETON
Not all the time. Gentle, slow lunation can spread the bone enough for removal with elevators.
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry

In brief: Sometimes

Depending on the type of impaction, some bone can be lost.
Today with the quality of bone grafting material and the success rate we achieve, i recommend bone grafting to most patients who are having extractions.

In brief: Sometimes

Depending on the type of impaction, some bone can be lost.
Today with the quality of bone grafting material and the success rate we achieve, i recommend bone grafting to most patients who are having extractions.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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