Dental Implant over packed

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    So about 2 weeks ago I had a tooth extracted and plans are being madw for a tooth implant. It was prviously a root canal that was not done correctly by a previous Dentist many years ago and recently started hurting. The Edodontist I went to was recomended by my densist so he extracted the old root canal and did bone grafting and put a membrane over it. I noticed that the surrounding gumline seemed not in line and today when he removed the sutures he mentioned that he had unfortunately over packed it and that is why it it not even and sticks out a bit more compared to the surrounding gumline. I am not happy with how it feels or looks. What are my options at this point. I dont know if it is normal or ok if it is over packed after bone grafting as I have never had a tooth implant. Any advice would help tremendously.


    I’d return to your endodontist to ask if the bone graft will settle down over time as it heals, or if it will need further shaping in preparation for the dental implant. While it is important for there to be sufficient bone for your dental implant, the shape of the bone and the gum tissue also affects the aesthetic outcome of treatment and whether the implant tooth feels comfortable and is easy to keep clean. If you are not happy with your endodontist’s explanation, definitely seek a second opinion.

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