Sinus Floor Elevation From a Maxillary Molar Tooth Extraction Socket in a Patient With Chronic Inflammation

Toezuem T. F., Dursun E., Tulunoglu I.

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.80, no.3, pp.521-526, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1902/jop.2009.080406
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.521-526
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: The compromised nature of the residual interradicular bone after extraction of periodontally hopeless maxillary molars often requires a sinus elevation procedure to ideally place the implants to accept future prosthesis. Maxillary sinus elevation surgery is a procedure used to increase the volume of bone mass so that dental implants can be placed. This article documents a sinus floor elevation technique through an extraction socket in a 65-year-old white male with chronic inflammation to increase the bone mass after the extraction of a periodontally involved maxillary molar tooth.