Curretage after extraction?


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Hi,

do you always curettage the bottom of the alveola after a tooth extraction?
or only when there is an apical infection?

and if you do; aren't you afraid to damage either the mandibular nerve or perforate into the sinus?
 
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Dr M

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Good day

Usually the pre-op radiographs will give you an idea of where important anatomical landmarks are situated, so that you can keep this in mind when you are considering curettage.
I usually only consider curettage of the area when there was obvious infection, cystic tissue or granulation tissue that needs removal
 

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