Hello, I really need a 2nd opinion...I am not totally comfortable with my dentist's recommendations. My dentist recommends that I have a tooth extracted due to infection and have bone graft surgery immediately afterwards. The total out of pocket expense for me is $722. My question is what exactly is the benefit of the bone graft surgury? I thought it was to rebuild the bone so that I could have the an artificial tooth replaced later. However, the tooth is on the bottom right side 2nd one from the back. Is it necessary to have the bone graft? or should I just have the tooth extracted and not worry about cosmetic changes later. Also, since the dentist says the tooth is infected, are there any other alternatives to saving the tooth. About a year ago, I had deep scaling performed on one side and I was really happy with the results, but my new dentist says it was unnessary. Would the deep cleaning solve the infected tooth?