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Can a dental bone graft get rejected or infected, if put on top an extraction, pain after 11 days, on clindamycin day 5 but not going away.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Consult with your oral surgeon.
There is no guarantee a bone graft will take even if no infection is present. I would be concerned as to why you have pain 11 days later and feel the mouth should get an exam.

In brief: Yes

Consult with your oral surgeon.
There is no guarantee a bone graft will take even if no infection is present. I would be concerned as to why you have pain 11 days later and feel the mouth should get an exam.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: See DDS asap!

You shouldn't be having any substantial pain so long after an extraction.
Has your dentist seen you 5-10 days after the procedure for a post op visit? This needs to be evaluated asap.

In brief: See DDS asap!

You shouldn't be having any substantial pain so long after an extraction.
Has your dentist seen you 5-10 days after the procedure for a post op visit? This needs to be evaluated asap.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Have you spoken to the doctor who did the graft?

In brief: Yes

Have you spoken to the doctor who did the graft?
Dr. Alan Zweig
Dr. Alan Zweig
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, it can

See your surgeon for an evaluation.
Although not common, these things do occur.

In brief: Yes, it can

See your surgeon for an evaluation.
Although not common, these things do occur.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Don Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Probable infection!

As others have said, after 11 days + some antibiotics, there is probably an infection.
Oftentimes simply cleaning out the graft site followed by a few weeks of natural healing(and maybe more antibiotics, ) will make the site more receptive to a new graft. My experience: sockets grafted immediately after an extraction heal quicker and far more comfortably then "raw" non-grafted sockets.

In brief: Probable infection!

As others have said, after 11 days + some antibiotics, there is probably an infection.
Oftentimes simply cleaning out the graft site followed by a few weeks of natural healing(and maybe more antibiotics, ) will make the site more receptive to a new graft. My experience: sockets grafted immediately after an extraction heal quicker and far more comfortably then "raw" non-grafted sockets.
Dr. Don Millner
Dr. Don Millner
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Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Yes

They can get infected, but after this long, it may be a problem with the remaining jaw bone - either a fracture in the bone, a loose piece of bone floating beneath the gum, or even a piece of a root remaining.
Clindamycin is very good at controlling bone pain and i'm concerned why you still have discomfort. Definitely see your doctor who removed the tooth for advice/examination.

In brief: Yes

They can get infected, but after this long, it may be a problem with the remaining jaw bone - either a fracture in the bone, a loose piece of bone floating beneath the gum, or even a piece of a root remaining.
Clindamycin is very good at controlling bone pain and i'm concerned why you still have discomfort. Definitely see your doctor who removed the tooth for advice/examination.
Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dr. Jason Cataldo
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