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|Comment||Dear Dr. Teig, Thank you very much for your response to my question regarding grafting. Your comments were kind and I truly appreciate that. I had the badly infected teeth removed and just did not want to chance a graft being placed over "possible" remaining infection. And perhaps, my jaw bone is good enough anyway, so that a graft was not absolutely necessary, I don't know. But I will be sure to have the bone re-examined and an x-ray taken, if needed to determine whether grafting is required. I don't mind the extra work or expense. I just wanted to be safe. Thank you again for the kindness expressed in your comments.|
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I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon available to answer questions related to tooth extractions, implant insertion, facial recontruction, facial and oral tumor removal, TMJ dysfunction and various successful treatments, including surgery if all else fails, and occlusal discrepancy requiring orthognathic or jaw surgery.
Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing for over 20 years. Assistant Clincal Professor at State University School of Dentistry.
American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
BA- University of Connecticut DMD-University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Residency - Roosevelt Hospital, NYC