Tooth socket preservation using autologous platelet concentrates

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33 studies were included in this review of the effectiveness of autologous platelet concentrates (APCs) in the preservation of fresh extraction sockets. The studies were mainly small and of less than 6 months duration suggesting a positive effect.

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Alveolar ridge preservation: limited evidence for current techniques

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This Cochrane review identified 8 RCTs of alveolar ridge preservation (ARP) techniques. They provide limited evidence that ARP minimises overall changes in residual ridge height and width six months after extraction.

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Review suggests that via socket filling with a bone graft can help preserve alveolar ridge

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Vertical and horizontal alveolar bone loss follows tooth removal. Maintaining good alveolar ridges has an impact on future treatment options. As a consequence a range of approaches have been investigated with a view to ridge preservation. The aim of this review was to determine the effect of socket grafting to prevent post-extraction ridge volume loss [read the full story…]

Limited evidence supports some clinical benefit of alveolar ridge preservation procedures

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Alveolar bone remodelling follows tooth extraction and traumatic extraction is associated with additional bone loss. Prior to extraction periodontal disease, periapical pathology and mechanical trauma can also lead to loss of bone. In order to maintain a good alveolar ridge a range for preservation procedures have been investigated. The aim of this review was to [read the full story…]