The procedure necessary to treat the condition has been explained to me as socket and ridge preservations with bone grafting. I have been informed that following extraction of a tooth, the loss of jaw bone height and width may result in 40%-60% loss of bone height and width within 2-3 years or sooner. I have been informed that it is important to maintain volume of bone for future implant placement of partial or full removable denture.
The material of choice for the bone grafting is xenograft (bovine based).
I understand that there are other forms of treatment or no treatment at all are choices. I have been in informed of the risks of those choices that have been presented to me.
The common associated risks and side effects associated with my proposed bone grafting treatment and in this specific instance, they include but are not limited to:
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