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Extraction & sinus lift for #14

Due to extension bone loss from periodontal disease it is recommended that #14 be extracted. I want to have an implant placed when possible. I was told that I need to have ridge augmentation done before a sinus lift is possible.
Why can't bone grafting, etc. and a sinus life be done when the tooth is extracted?
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You should ask your dentist in regards to your particular case.  It may be that there is an abscess in the area and any other surgical procedure will have a hard time healing, resulting in a lower chance of success
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There is no abscess in the area.
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Is this the same person?  
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Yes. Periodontal treatment was completed a year ago. There was not any bleeding on probing.
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You may want to ask the oral surgeon in the Oral and maxillofacial Surgery section.  I don't do any sinus lifts or ridge augmentations so I'm not sure why they would wait unless they felt the chance of success was low.
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Thanks for your response.
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