Tooth extraction can sometimes damage the alveolar ridge of the jaw (i.e., the bone that surrounds the roots of teeth).
Ridge augmentation is a common procedure that recreates the natural contour of the gums and jaw, rebuilding the alveolar ridge to its original width and height.
Ridge augmentation isn’t medically necessary, but there are two reasons why it’s still a very common procedure:
Whenever possible, we try to perform this procedure right after the tooth is removed. This helps minimize any further damage to the bone.
If you’re a good candidate for this procedure, we’ll start by placing grafting material in the tooth socket. Then, we’ll place gum tissue over the socket and secure it with sutures to ensure it heals correctly.
The grafted material will grow into the empty space, increasing bone density. This density will allow us to place dental implants once the socket has healed.
Patients usually receive local anesthesia for this procedure. If you would like, you can also request sedative medication.
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