Is it necessary or even desirable to have a bone graft put in after extracting a wisdom tooth?
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Bone grafting after third molar removal
This practice is complete rubbish. Please don't let any practitioner convince you otherwise. Sorry to be so direct but this is a common con-job done by unscrupulous practitioners in my country.
Bone Graft after wisdom tooth extraction
If you plan on an implant in the future a bone graft is helpful but most people do not replace third molars with implants.
Should a bone graft be done after a wisdom tooth extraction?
There are times when a wisdom tooth causes there to be bone loss on the back of the tooth directly in front of it. When this occurs, it is often recommended that the site be grafted to benefit the tooth that was directly in front of the wisdom tooth.
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Typically, a bone graft would not be advisable to compensate for an extracted wisdom tooth (third molar). If there is an issue with the 2nd molar (which is the tooth in front of the wisdom tooth), then a bone graft may be advisable. It never hurts to get a second opinion, if you are having doubts about what your dentist may have told you. Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions.
Sarah Thompson, DMD
Soft Touch Dentistry
St. Louis, MO
Bone grafting after exo of wisdom tooth
This bone might not regenerat on its own if bone grafting is not performed. That is why alot of times a periodontist will need to perform a secondary surgery to regenerate bone on the distal of 2nd molar to reduce a deep pocket.
Bone grafting at the time of extraction will be more predictable.