WooKwon Park, DDS
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Do I need bone graft after tooth extraction?

May 18, 2021
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Posted By: WOOKWON PARK DDS

The whole purpose of the bone around a tooth is to hold your tooth firmly in place.

Once that tooth is removed, the bone shrinks fast. 

Within 6 month after the tooth removal, bone height can shrink 25-30% and depth can shrink 30%.

If you don't plan to replace the tooth with a dental implant, it may not be significant but if you do, it can be challenging in the future.

With the proper bone graft, we can minimize vertical and horizonal bone loss.

However, bone graft is not suitable in every cases unfortunately.

If you have a tooth in a bad shape and know you will lose that tooth, do consider the bone graft.

If you need a consultation for tooth removal and bone graft, schedule your dental appointment with us!

 

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