Interim Endodontic Therapy for Alveolar Socket Bone
The immediate placement of implants in the fresh extraction sockets of infected teeth with periradicular andperiapical lesions iscontraindicatedbecause ofboth the infectionandthe loss of
architecture required for proper implant placement. There are 4 approaches for implant replacement of a hopeless tooth with lesions: (1) extraction and delayed implant placement; (2)
extraction, debridement, guided bone regeneration (GBR), guided tissue regeneration (GTR), and delayed implant placement; (3) extraction, intrasocket debridement, and immediate implant placement; or (4) extraction, debridement, GBR, GTR, and simultaneous implant placement. The extraction of such hopeless teeth often results in large bone and soft tissue defects that are difficult to repair.