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Condition of Surrounding Bone

Careful examination of the periapical radiograph indicates the density of the bone surrounding the tooth to be extracted. Bone that is more radiolucent is likely to be less dense, which makes the extraction easier. On the other hand, if the bone appears to be radiographically opaque (indicating increased density) with evidence of condensing osteitis or other sclerosis like processes, it will be more difficult to extract.

The surrounding bone should also be examined carefully for evidence of apical pathology. Teeth that have nonvital pulps may have periapical radiolucencies that represent granulomas or cysts. It is important to be aware of the presence of such lesions, because they should be removed at the time of surgery (Fig. 7-16).

Mandibular canine tooth with two roots. 'Knowledge of this fact preoperatively may result in less traumatic extraction.

Mandibular canine tooth with two roots. ‘Knowledge of
this fact preoperatively may result in less traumatic extraction.

Widely divergent roots of this maxillary first molar make extraction more difficult

Widely divergent roots of this maxillary first molar make
extraction more difficult

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