Joel, a dentist from Rochester, asks:
I am doing an immediate insertion maxillary complete denture after extracting several non-restorable teeth with periapical infections.
After the infections have resolved and the areas have healed, I am
going to place 4 dental implants in #4, 6, 11, 13 areas to support a maxillary
overdenture. My protocol is to extract the teeth, allow infections to
resolve and then place dental implants.
My patient requested that I remove the teeth and place the dental implants at
that time. His neighbor had this done and he only wants one surgical
procedure, not two.
Have any of you attempted this immediate load procedure where there are clear signs clinically and radiographically of periapical infection?