Abscess removed, bone grafting and dental implant placement

| March 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Mrs R Smit

My daughter had an abscess removed (apicoectomy) and at the same time a bone grafting was done as well as the first phase of a dental implant – the insertion of the the silver titanium screw.

She has done the whole surgery, with no anesthetics. Was this a wise decision for everything to be done at once? Is a three month waiting period enough before starting the second stage of building the crown and tooth??

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  1. sandydig says:

    Immediate Implant Placement
    by: Stacey Norrell, RDH

    It is Ok to have an implant placed immediately after removing a tooth that is chronically infected by an abscess. These are called immediate implants. The hard and soft tissues surrounding the implant will need time to heal and for the bone to osseointegrate around the titanium post. This typically takes about 12 weeks so it seems like your surgeon has your daughter on the right track.

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