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Socket Preservation Surprise AZ

A woman having a consultation with an oral surgeonAlthough extracting a tooth doesn’t seem like a big deal, we always see it as a big deal, because extractions leave empty sockets. There are times when removing a tooth, such as a wisdom tooth, is not a big deal, because researchers know that you don’t need your wisdom tooth any longer.

However, when you have a tooth that is missing in the front of your mouth, you may need to have a dental implant placed. If it has been awhile since you lost a tooth, you may need to have your empty socket built up so that we can replace your tooth. If you aren’t sure what socket preservation is, let Surprise Oral & Implant Surgery give you some information.

Empty Sockets are a Problem

Children have lots of extra space in their mouths, because baby teeth are smaller than permanent teeth. Adults don’t need all of the extra space in their mouth that children have. Children losing teeth is not a big deal, but when adults begin to lose teeth, that becomes a problem. Adults can lose teeth for many different reasons like, trauma, accident, injury, tooth decay or gum disease.If an adult suffers a traumatic injury, they could lose several teeth all at one time. If an adult has tooth decay or gum disease, tooth loss is more gradual.

A 3D rendering of a bone graft treatment

How Do You Preserve A Tooth Socket?

When we do a tooth socket preservation, we are trying to replace your bone and tissue that you are missing. In an ideal situation, we would do a tooth socket graft immediately after a tooth extraction.

First, we would remove the tooth. We check to make sure that the area is not infected or damaged. If the area is undamaged, we can place the graft into the socket immediately after we extract the tooth. After we place the graft, your mouth will need time to heal before we do an implant.

Bone Graft

The bone graft is soft when we place it in the socket, but it becomes harder as it heals. Your graft will take several weeks to heal, but it could also be a few months before the area completely heals. After your socket heals, we can place the implant in the socket, and your smile is preserved.

Socket Preservation in Surprise AZ

Contact Surprise Oral & Implant Surgery at (623) 263-5042 today to schedule your appointment.

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At Surprise Oral & Implant Surgery, extracting a tooth doesn't seem like a big deal, we always see it as a big deal, because extractions leave empty sockets.
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