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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-49

Evaluation of stability of immediately placed implants in infected sockets

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, K. G. Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College, Jammu, India

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Uma Shankar Pal
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, K.G. Medical University, Lucknow 226 003, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2278-9626.106809

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Purpose: To describe a protocol for the immediate placement of implant into the infected alveolar socket. Materials and Methods: In this study, a total number of 40 implants were placed immediately into the extraction sockets. Each case had a different periapical condition (acute, endodontic and periodontal infection). Great care had been taken in debridement of the socket, extraction of tooth/teeth and guided bone regeneration along with the use of pre-operative and post-operative anti-microbial agent. Results: All except three implants were osseo-integrated within 6 months to 1 year. The complications were due to the extraction procedure and bone regeneration process. Conclusion: Predisposing factors for failures are incomplete debridement of the socket, poor oral hygiene, incomplete closure of the wound, and systemic factors like hormones. From this study, we may conclude that immediate implants are a viable treatment option for patients with periapical infections.

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