[Surgery]  when to remove sutures post bone graft

Hi guys,

Typically how long will you leave sutures in place after a socket preservation case with prf and bone graft?  Also how long do you like to wait after a socket preservation to place the implant?

by San Bhatha at Wed, Oct 3, 2012 3:44 PM

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Mark Kwon Replied at Sun, Oct 7, 2012 1:05 AM

Hello friends, 1. Goretex sutures are the way to go when doing gafting. I leave 2weeks. This is the post op 1 appt. 2. Typical molar socket 3-4month post prf/allograft combo case. Depends on wall intactness. "Looks like bone, feels like bone, drills like bone, bleeds like bone... It must be bone" - m.kwon

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Bernard Jin Replied at Wed, Oct 3, 2012 4:57 PM

If using a ptfe suture - i typically leave it for 2 weeks. if using a resorbable one - i leave it until it breaks down. As for the 2nd question - a lot depends on the size and integrity of the socket. if it is a single rooted tooth & all walls are intact - you can usually return in 6 weeks+ to place the implant. if it is a molar socket and/or the socket was deficient in a wall - then it all depends on what was done at the exo appointment.