CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · European Journal of General Dentistry 2013; 2(01): 46-49
DOI: 10.4103/2278-9626.106809
Original Article

Evaluation of stability of immediately placed implants in infected sockets

Uma Shankar Pal
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, K. G. Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nimisha Singh
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, K. G. Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
R. K. Singh
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, K. G. Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Shadab Mohammad
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, K. G. Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Laxman R. Malkunje
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, K. G. Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Parveen Akhtar Loan
1   Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College, Jammu, India
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Purpose: To describe a protocol for the immediate placement of implant into the infected alveolar socket. Materials and Methods: In this study, a total number of 40 implants were placed immediately into the extraction sockets. Each case had a different periapical condition (acute, endodontic and periodontal infection). Great care had been taken in debridement of the socket, extraction of tooth/teeth and guided bone regeneration along with the use of pre-operative and post-operative anti-microbial agent. Results: All except three implants were osseo-integrated within 6 months to 1 year. The complications were due to the extraction procedure and bone regeneration process. Conclusion: Predisposing factors for failures are incomplete debridement of the socket, poor oral hygiene, incomplete closure of the wound, and systemic factors like hormones. From this study, we may conclude that immediate implants are a viable treatment option for patients with periapical infections.


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