Healing processes following tooth extraction in orthodontic cases
DDS, PhD University Lecturer, Paris 7 University, Private Practice at 10 rue Margueritte, 75017 Paris, France
2 DDS, PhD Former University Hospital Dental Assistant of the Hospitals of Paris – Private Practice at 255 rue Saint-Honore, 75001 Paris, France
Address for correspondence: Nicolas Cohen, 10, rue Margueritte – 75017 Paris. firstname.lastname@example.org
This article reviews the normal and pathological healing processes that take place after tooth extraction in orthodontic cases, and their associated complications within the mucosa or alveolar socket, such as gingival clefts or bone defects. The general and local factors that are involved in such deficient healing cases are detailed, in parallel to surgical procedure to enhance ridge preservation or to ‘regenerate’ tissues. The relationships between the orthodontist and periodontist are underlined, because both praticioners assess patient's risk factors and follow him during this treatment stage.
Key words: Dental extraction / atraumatic extraction / healing / alveolar socket / bone regeneration techniques / graft
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