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Title Results of Immediate Implant Placement into Infected Extraction Sites
Clinical Question Does immediate implant placement in patients with infected extraction sites show similar success rates as immediate implant placement in patients with healthy extraction sites?
Clinical Bottom Line Immediate placement of implants can be successful in infected extraction sites following thorough debridement of infected sites. (See Comments on the CAT below)
Best Evidence (you may view more info by clicking on the PubMed ID link)
PubMed ID Author / Year Patient Group Study type
(level of evidence)
#1) 20192616Waasdorp/2010 Human and Animal groupsSystematic Review
Key resultsImmediate placement of implants in infected extraction sites can be successful after thorough debridement of the infected sites.
Evidence Search #48 Search dental implants, extraction, infection Limits: English, Systematic Reviews 00:10:54 (Pubmed terms)
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The Evidence
This review was based on 12 articles. In these articles most infections were not classified. However, most resembled those of a chronic periapical infection. Trials that were not included in this review were animal studies that did not have a pristine control group and human studies that had less than a one-year follow up.
Applicability The practicing dentist must identify and be competent with periodontal/periapical infection management prior to immediate dental implant placement in extraction sites.
Specialty/Discipline (General Dentistry) (Oral Surgery) (Periodontics)
Keywords Dental implants, Extraction, Infection
ID# 596
Date of submission: 03/25/2010spacer
E-mail Johnstonb@livemail.uthscsa.edu
Author Blake Johnston
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Faculty mentor/Co-author Mark Littlestar, DDS
Faculty mentor/Co-author e-mail littlestarm@uthscsa.edu
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by Ashley R. Tello (San Antonio, TX) on 04/12/2012
A PubMed search on this topic was completed on April 2012. A more recent publication was found (PubMed: 20370421). This study on 275 implants finds the same results as published in the CAT and adds further documentation.

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