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Gutta-percha piece present: can I do an Implant?

Last Updated January 10, 2017
Reviewed By:  OsseoNews Team

This 30-year old patient came to our clinic with the missing 11 (Rt upper central Incisor). The tooth was extracted about a year ago. On examination, I can see what seems to be a piece of gutta-percha(2mm) in that region. There is no infection or radiolucency in that region. Patient does not have any problems either in that region. If I have to do implant should I remove the gutta-percha and wait for 3 months or with the drilling (implant drilling) will the gutta-percha come out? Any other thoughts on how to proceed in this case?




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