Implants same day as extraction or should I wait?

Last Updated October 21, 2014
Reviewed By:  Dr. Vipul Shukla

I have a patient with periodontal disease who is treatment planned for extraction of #21 [mandibular left first premolar; 34] and #29 [mandibular right second premolar; 45]. My question : Should I extract 34 and 45 and wait 3 months for healing before implanting on both sides so I can see the bone resorption (also because the inferior alveolar nerve is quite near as well) or should I extract the teeth and immediately place implants?

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