Tooth number 30 was extracted due to a mesial to distal crack = poor prognosis. Because the tooth has multi-roots I was told to wait 4-6 months to let the bone heal then I can get an implant. For a second opion, I'd like to know what you think. (The tooth was extracted Mon, 8-10 - today is 8/15 - it's been five days.)
I don't personally do dental implants but I can't specifically answer the question.
But generally, if there is a possibility that there may be an infection in the area (such as a crack that could hide bacteria), it may be a good idea to wait until the jawbone heals and the infection is under control. Unfortunately bone heals very slowly so it may be months before an implant can be placed. There are specific situations in which implants may be placed sooner but there would have to be optimal conditions for it to have a good chance of success. Your dentist probably feels that waiting would give you the best chance of success.
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