What occurs after a tooth is extracted has been studied in both humans and animals. I will outline five stages of healing in humans. 1) A clot forms. 2) Granulation tissue replaces the clot, typically taking 4 – 5 days. 3) Over a 14 -16 day period the granulation tissue is replaced by connective tissue. 4) Immature bone begins to form, true bone takes 6 weeks to form. 5) The post extraction socket closes with the formation of pink gum tissue.
Studies have shown that without any other form of dental treatment, very substantial amounts of bone is lost to atrophy.
After a tooth is extracted, the socket can be filled with graft material and covered with a membrane. All studies have shown that there is substantially less bone loss when socket preservation is done (grafting the site). Maintenance of this bone is usually temporary if dental implants are not placed at 4 – 6 months post extraction/graft.
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