Socket preservation

Extraction Site Preservation using Bone Graft and Membrane Barrier after alveoloplasty And determining Tooth Replacement

When removing a tooth it is important to consider what will be done with the empty space after that tooth is extracted. Wisdom teeth are in the back of the mouth, so that site will heal on its own with no complications. If it is necessary to remove another tooth, plans must be made for replacement. If a tooth is removed and nothing is done with the extraction site, the jaw bone will degenerate and change shape during healing and can cause your teeth to shift. This can create problems in your bite and affect your ability to speak and chew.Hence we recommend Bone Graft procedures with membrane barrier as needed after removing the sharp and diseased bony projections in the extraction socket by a procedure called Alveoloplasty.

Alveoloplasty is a common type of dental procedure involves the surgical smoothing and re-contouring of a patient’s alveolar ridge. The procedure is most often performed as either after a tooth extraction or as a stand-alone procedure intended to prepare a patient for a denture or dental implant.

If you want to fill the space with a dental implant, a sturdy jaw bone is necessary to install the implant fixture. If you opt for a dental bridge, the bridge must be molded and placed before the teeth shift. We are always open to a conversation on what you would like to do with your extraction site before removing a tooth. We will be able to make a recommendation and create a treatment plan. Make sure to schedule follow up appointments to properly care for your extraction site.