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Are bone grafts required after tooth extraction?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It depends on the goal.
If a dental implant is planned, then yes. Sometimes, bone grafts can be performed at wisdom tooth sites and where lesions of the jaw bone were removed. Consult with your dentist.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the goal.
If a dental implant is planned, then yes. Sometimes, bone grafts can be performed at wisdom tooth sites and where lesions of the jaw bone were removed. Consult with your dentist.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not always

For routine extractions, especially when there is adequate bone all around the socket where the tooth was extracted, there is no reason for a bone graft.
However, when there is loss of bone from periodontal disease or an infection and the area is to be replaced with a restoration, especially a dental implant, bone grafts are advisable. It may be done at the time of surgery or at a later date.

In brief: Not always

For routine extractions, especially when there is adequate bone all around the socket where the tooth was extracted, there is no reason for a bone graft.
However, when there is loss of bone from periodontal disease or an infection and the area is to be replaced with a restoration, especially a dental implant, bone grafts are advisable. It may be done at the time of surgery or at a later date.
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Dr. John Glennon
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not required...

If you want to support the gum tissue or for to support an implant in the future, then it's a good idea.

In brief: Not required...

If you want to support the gum tissue or for to support an implant in the future, then it's a good idea.
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