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Questions about socket preservation bone graft.

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Posted by: johndoe55  (8 years ago)
I had a socket preservation graft done a little over a week ago. The collagen plug fell out the same night the stitches were removed. I have a deep hole there, but appears to have dried blood (dark red) at the bottom of the hole, not bone. I can't be certain, due to saliva. I know the hole narrows as it goes down. I can see white material on the sides of the hole. Again, due to saliva, I am uncertain if it is remains of the collagen, or if it is graft material.

The other concern I have: My gum looks a bit collapsed and slightly purple at the top of the sides now, like the tissue is fairly thin.
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I had a socket preservation graft done a little over a week ago. The collagen plug fell out the same night the stitches were removed. I have a deep hole there, but appears to have dried blood (dark red) at the bottom of the hole, not bone. I can't be certain, due to saliva. I know the hole narrows as it goes down. I can see white material on the sides of the hole. Again, due to saliva, I am uncertain if it is remains of the collagen, or if it is graft material.

The other concern I have: My gum looks a bit collapsed and slightly purple at the top of the sides now, like the tissue is fairly thin.


The critical time for the membrane is the first couple of days. It is rare for the bone graft to be lost. If it is lost, you have a lot of pain, and you know it. The top of the gums still collapses. No graft preserves 100% of the pre-op bone height.
Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: johndoe55  (8 years ago)
Thanks.
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