Why Socket Conservation is Necessary?

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The dentist has just told you that cutting the damaged tooth is the best solution. You are now concerned about the effects of the treatment. Luckily, today’s oral procedures require less pressure and no effect on your jawbone due to advanced techniques.

We also have an innovative socket protection program. Such procedure will help avoid bone decay, which is normal after extraction, or tooth loss. You should be prepared for socket conservation after a tooth extraction. Even if you choose a conventional bridge, this specialized technique makes your reconstruction easier. Call Oral & Facial Surgery today to learn more about socket survival after tooth mining.

Why Socket Conservation Is Performed?

The roots of your dentures don’t just keep your teeth, they also send essential signals to your jaw that cause new cells to grow. Regular usage strengthens the bone, preventing contraction of the jawbone. However, it can start to wear off the alveolar ridge, the bony ridge just below your gums. The fittings of a bridge can be affected. It can also weaken your dental implant eligibility, because you don’t have enough bone tissue to help reconstruction. Eventually, bone recession will alter the whole facial structure and make it look sunken. Your smile can even be significantly and commonly influenced by a single missing tooth. Therefore, a socket conservation is very essential.

Socket Preservation Treatment Method

A variety of methods for bone preservation and bone loss minimization after extraction can be applied. The tooth is usually removed, and the socket is filled up with substitution of bone. Then it is covered with a membrane i.e. resorbable and of bovine origin or any other material. It encourages the natural capability to repair a socket. This process treats the socket better and eliminates the loss and deterioration of the gums and bones around it. A newly formed socket gives a foundation to an implanted or a replaced tooth.

If tooth removal is recommended, make sure to ask if you need socket preservation This is especially important when plans are made for dental implants to replace the teeth.  It is also good if the same doctor performs the implantation.

After Treatment

After your treatment, the new tissue will be integrated to the surrounding bone after the socket preservation procedure. This process normally takes a few months and you can get your new restore afterwards. In most cases, a dental implant is recommended because it provides the highest reliability and longevity. You will most probably have enough bone tissue to qualify for the restorations thanks to socket preservation. If you want to go for socket preservation after tooth extraction, do not forget to contact Dr Wooten. Let him see the oral condition and perform what must be done.

**Disclaimer: This site content is not intended to be medical advice nor establishes a doctor-patient relationship.

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