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March 23, 2017

Atraumatic Tooth Extraction for Bone Preservation

By Eric Schuetz, DMD
Supported by Directa AB

When teeth that need to be extracted are damaged, otherwise nonrestorable, or healthy and nonsymptomatic, preserving the natural bony architecture is paramount. Ample good-quality, natural bone remains the most significant factor contributing to long-term implant treatment functionality, esthetics, and overall success. Conventional extraction techniques using inefficient instruments can be traumatic and lead to bone loss, ridge collapse, and a more difficult site for future implant placement and stability. Atraumatically extracting teeth avoids injury to the bone, preserves the socket, and is increasingly important to ensure long-term implant function and esthetics.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify available instruments for atraumatic tooth extraction techniques.

  • Describe the characteristics of atraumatic tooth extraction techniques and explain the significance of these techniques for dental implant success.

  • Discuss the differences between atraumatic and traumatic tooth extraction techniques.

About the Author

Eric Schuetz, DMD
Private Practice, North Miami Beach, Florida

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