Dental socket preservation is a procedure to prevent further loss of bone after removal of your tooth. This procedure is also called as alveolar ridge preservation which involves placement of bone materials in the socket of a newly extracted tooth.
Why is Tooth Socket Preservation needed?
Once the tooth is removed or extracted, it leaves a hole in the bone and accelerates bone loss furthermore. When a tooth is removed, the body’s usual response is to resorb the bone in the area because it is no longer required to hold the tooth in place.
It is important to preserve the bone as it can affect the treatment you will choose in replacing your missing tooth.
- Socket preservation after tooth extraction is beneficial for those who would want to have dental implants in the future. There is higher success rate for dental implants placed in a preserved socket due to increased bone support.
- If you prefer a fixed bridge, a deficient bone will appear as an indentation in the gums which is highly susceptible to stuck food under the artificial tooth. And due to continuous bone loss, a space between the artificial tooth and gums might occur afterwards.
Procedure on Ridge Preservation after Tooth Extraction
At Clear Dental, we perform socket preservation after tooth extraction to give you a highly aesthetic replacement of your missing tooth afterwards.
After removal of tooth, our dentist will place a biocompatible bone graft material inside the socket or hole in the jaw bone like bone particles or collagen plugs. Then, he/she will close the socket by suturing it with an absorbable thread to promote healing of the surgical site.
For questions regarding tooth socket preservation in Sydney, it is best that you consult our dentists at Clear Dental to be able to explain more of the benefits of this procedure. We would love to walk you through the procedure before having your tooth removed.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.