When the tooth #32 of a 47-year-old man is extracted, two pieces of 2x2 gauze (Fig.2 G) are inserted into the wound for hemostasis and composite is placed at #31 without compromise (Fig.2,3 *).  Finally a 20x10 mm collagen plug is inserted into the socket of #32 prior to suturing to prevent Dry Socket

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Xin Wei, DDS, PhD, MS 1st edition 04/01/2017, last revision 11/03/2019