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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 121-126

Strategic extraction: An unexampled epitome altering our profession

Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, C. S. M. S. S Dental college, Aurangabad, India

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Saurabh S Patil
7-B, Shivganga Bunglow, Shrirang Nagar, Pumping Station Road, Gangapur Road, Nashik, Maharashtra - 422013
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-6781.102230

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Tooth extraction socket typically undergoes remodeling and resorption; the resulting ridge deformation may cause severe functional and esthetic problems. Several techniques are available to augment the ridge/socket following extraction by means of soft and hard tissue regenerative procedures with the goal of establishing functional and esthetically pleasing implant restoration sites. However, most of these procedures are technically demanding and thus predicting a positive outcome becomes difficult in the hands of most clinicians. Strategic extraction reduces the need for restoring such challenging ridge defects by providing an alternative in the form of a simple, minimally invasive socket-preservation procedure immediately following atraumatic tooth extraction. This article reviews the rational of ridge preservation following atraumatic tooth extraction in order to minimize bone loss and the different treatment modalities for that purpose.

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