Failed Dental Bone Graft Healing Pictures

Failed Dental Bone Graft Healing

If you’ve ever wondered about the process of a dental bone graft, this article is for you. Join me, Dr. Alex Yeh, as we take a look at a live surgery involving the surgical extraction of an upper molar and the subsequent socket preservation bone graft for a patient. It’s an intriguing procedure that showcases the skill and precision required in dentistry.

Failed Dental Bone Graft Healing Pictures
Failed Dental Bone Graft Healing Pictures

The Surgical Extraction Process

The patient in question has a failed root canal and wants the tooth to be extracted with a socket preservation bone graft, followed by an implant. Let’s dive into the surgical extraction process step by step.

Sectioning the Tooth

To begin, we section the tooth using a pair impact drill. This tool helps us cut at a 45-degree angle, separating the crown part of the tooth. By isolating the roots, we can proceed with the extraction more efficiently.

Removing the Roots

The next step involves removing the distal root first, followed by the mesial root. Unfortunately, the distal root fractures during the process, requiring additional attention later on. Once the roots are removed, we ensure there is no granulation tissue present, as the root canal has already failed. Using a curette, we clean the socket thoroughly, ensuring it’s free from any infected tissue.

Ensuring a Clean Socket

To guarantee a clean socket, we rinse it with saline and carefully examine it. We want to see bone all the way down to the bottom, indicating there is no granulation or infected tissue left. This step is crucial for successful socket preservation.

The Bone Graft

Now it’s time to introduce the bone graft material into the socket. In this particular surgery, we use a cortical cancellous mix and a brand called Wrap Dose. The bone graft is packed densely into the socket, ensuring it reaches the apex. This step promotes proper healing and facilitates the growth of new bone.

Collagen Plug and Membrane

To prevent epithelial cells from migrating into the socket before the bone can grow, we use a collagen plug and membrane. These act as barriers, allowing the bone to regenerate undisturbed. Once the grafting is complete, we suture the area, taking care not to puncture the palatal tissue.

Aftercare and Results

Post-surgery, we provide the patient with detailed aftercare instructions and take some final photographs. The before-and-after images show a significant improvement and a dense bone graft material. It’s truly a remarkable transformation.

Before and After

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