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.
Usually NO. Wisdom teeth usually located in the area where future implants will not be needed and thus bone grafting would be a no. Howerver, if the wisdom tooth is associated with removal of a large dentigerous cyst, bone grafting may be contemplated. Consult with your oral surgeon since dentigerous cyst could grow back.
No, but. In some instances it is a good idea. This is usually the case in older patients who have had bone loss associated with impacted wisdom teeth.

Related Questions

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dont want more surgery but it feels like there is tiny piece of bone under my gum after wisdom teeth removal?

Get an x-ray. An x-ray reveal whether your suspicion is correct. Read more...
See below. This may be a loose piece of bone or bone chip. They often work themselves out. Sometimes it is just some bumpy bone that will changed shape over time. Read more...

What is the best x-ray for examining the jaw bone after wisdom teeth removal?

CB-CT. Cone beam CT provides detailed images of the bone structure and is performed to evaluate diseases of the jaw before and/or after wisdom teeth surgery. Read more...
Pano/CBT. Pano can work but if I'm looking for more detail a CBT (cone beam) works awesome. Read more...
It Depends. The answer may depend on why the x-ray is being performed. A panoramic x-ray is commonly used for preoperative evaluations of impacted wisdom teeth, and postoperative if indicated. If a more detailed evaluation is necessary, a cone beam CT can be performed which allows manipulation of the data to reconstruct 3D images of the desired area. Read more...
Depends on problem . It depends on what kind of problem you are having. Suspicion of infection, bony sequestration, or other problems will require different types of x-rays. This is usually determined by your surgeon or his referral. . Read more...

I have knots on my jaw bone after wisdom teeth removal and that was Tuesday of last week so if I still have it wat does that mean?

Lymph Nodes. They should shrink back to normal size in a few weeks time. See your dentist if they're still swollen in a month. Read more...
You had surgery. Swelling is not unusual after surgery. Should gradually diminish with time. For your own peace of mind, however, call the Surgeon and report your concerns. If appropriate, the Surgeon will request that you be seen for a follow-up visit. Read more...