The white-ish particulate material in the round container is processed/treated human bone. Human bone (allografts) are used frequently in many medical procedures. This bone will be placed into the fresh extraction site of tooth #8. This type of dental bone graft is called a “site preservation graft.” The post tooth extraction site’s size will be maintained due to the fact that the hole (remaining socket where the tooth was removed) will be filled with bone and covered with a membrane. A future blog will show a resorbable membrane. My previous blogs showing dental bone grafts prior to dental implant placement demonstrated the use of non-resorbable membranes. All the dental work, from diagnosis and treatment planning to final crown placement is done in my Palm Harbor, Tampa Bay FL area dentist office. Some procedures are performed with sedation, others with only local anesthesia.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A