Taking the foregoing observations into account, surgery for prosthodontics begins with the extraction of teeth and the removal of retained roots and unerupted teeth (see Chapter 6). The need to preserve alveolar bone is paramount and is best achieved by atraumatic exodontia including socket compression. Socket compression reduces any
Aims and learning outcomes 209 Introduction 209 Atraumatic exodontia 209 Surgery for conventional prosthodontics 210 Implants 218 Complications of osseointegrated implants 224
expansion of the buccal plate and also reduces the residual blood clot within the socket. This blood clot may be further diminished by intraradicular radiculectomy and crush.