Is this a Socket Shield Failure or Complication?
3 months after PET & Implant placement on lower 2nd premolar patient reports for restorative phase. No pain or swelling noted but exposed shield discovered. What now? 1. Is it Stable? No 2. Any probing or fluid discharge? No 3. Is implant stable? YES. Thoughts and options. If shield is mobile it MUST be removed!! Then what? Flap? Implant removal? Bone Graft? Tissue Graft? Call Howie Gluckman? This is what was done TODAY. What say our group? Happy Holidays Dr. Salama