Does bone loss commence immediately after fracture or after extraction?
by Salim Hassam
My tooth has broken and my dentist advised me to have a root canal. It is the main chewing molar on my upper jaw.
The tooth has been previously root canaled but not crowned.My financial sitution is dire at the moment but I would like to reduce the risk of bone loss.
When does the bone loss start? after the root has fractured or after it has been extracted? I am crrently rinsing my mouth with salted water to reduce the risk of infection. I want to buy time (about six months) before final eventual implant.