Alveolar ridge preservation
When a tooth is considered to be irrational to treat and needs to be extracted every dentist needs to take decisions on whether to let the socket heal spontaneously with a blood clot or whether to perform alveolar ridge preservation procedures. In this module you are going to learn all the important decision-making factors and the clinical handling after tooth extraction to choose either between spontaneous healing after tooth extraction or immediate implant placement or alveolar ridge preservation procedures.
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Therapeutic options after tooth extraction
To earn CE credits a lecture has to be watched completely and the referring exam needs to be passed. An exam is passed if at least 70% of all answers are correct.
After achievement a personal certificate is issued. It is valid 1 year. The certificate is anytime retrievable in the „My certificates“ area on Dental Campus.
The exam can be repeated twice. Each re-examination can be taken after anytime.
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After completing this module you should be able to:
- Describe the dimensional changes of the alveolar ridge comparing between spontaneous healing, immediate implant placement and grafting procedures of the extraction sockets
- List the advantages and disadvantages of spontaneous healing, of immediate implant placement and of alveolar ridge preservation after tooth extraction
- Understand the scientific evidence for the efficiency of various alveolar ridge preservation techniques
- Identify the critical soft tissue quantity and quality for additional soft tissue augmentation procedures concomitant with the tooth extraction
- Understand the important characteristics of bone substitute materials as grafting materials for extraction sockets
- Choose the right materials for alveolar ridge preservation procedures
- Judge different clinical situations either in the anterior or posterior area and the choose the right treatment after tooth extraction
- Understand the long term benefit of alveolar ridge preservation procedures
This content has been reviewed by March 2016.
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