Socket Preservation

Tooth extraction is sometimes necessary to ease pain and mitigate infection. That said, the issues that necessitate extraction can also damage the bone holding the tooth in place (i.e., the socket).

If your socket has experienced damage, or we are concerned that it will shrink in the aftermath of an extraction, we will likely recommend socket preservation. This procedure can prevent bone shrinkage.

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Why Socket Preservation Is Important

If your socket shrinks after an extraction, your gums will likely recede, leading to the collapse of the lips and cheeks. This can also lead to jaw deformities, which make restorative dentistry more difficult.

It’s always useful to learn whether socket preservation will be necessary when getting an extraction, but it’s especially important for front-tooth extractions.

What to Expect from This Procedure

Once the tooth is removed, we will fill the socket with bone or bone substitute. This material will then be covered with gum, artificial membrane, or tissue. Our goal is to stimulate proteins, which your body uses to repair the socket.

This allows the socket to heal, which prevents shrinkage. That additional bone can also be used to anchor a dental implant.

Wondering if Dental Implants are the Right Solution for You?

You’ve come to the right place. At Ferber Dental Group, we use the latest advances in dentistry to help patients restore their smiles.

Have any questions about what we can do for you? Looking to inquire about setting up an appointment? Please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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