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Hello, Dr Majid Jamali:

Do extraction sockets normally regenerate and fill in with new bone without bone grafting?

Sincerely,
JL
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Hello,
Yes the socket naturally fills in with bone eventually. Once you take the tooth out, the bone that was supporting the tooth disappear and the width and height of it reduce. Therefore, we always suggest having a bone graft in the socket to preserve the original dimension.  

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Majid Jamali, D.M.D. Fellowship trained in corrective jaw surgery

Expertise

Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Full scope Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery, Genioplasty and Anesthesiology I have completed an additional two years of fellowships in orthognathic surgery and anesthesiology field.

Experience

Faculty at numerous hospitals

Organizations
AAOMS ADA ASDA NYSDS

Publications
New York Dental Society Journal

Education/Credentials
Tufts University: Dental School SUNY Down-State Medical Center: OMFS residency Robertwood Johnson Medical Center: Anesthesiology fellowship Lenox Hill hospital: Orthognathic fellowship

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