Bone Grafting and Socket Preservation
Bone grafting can be an effective way to preserve the socket after tooth extraction, helping to minimize severe oral health conditions that can occur.
Often, dental implants are recommended, and a bone graft might be used in conjunction with the implant placement to preserve bone structure.
Bone grafting can be done with bone tissue from the patient, donor tissue from another person, tissue from a bovine donor, or synthetic materials.
Further Information On Bone Grafting & Socket Preservation
When a dental extraction is done, a small hole is left behind in the location where the tooth was located. Some patients find that this area is quite sensitive because of the nerve endings and exposed bone. Not only does socket preservation improve your comfort after extraction, but it can also be an important treatment if you are planning to use dental implants for tooth restoration.
The simplest option for socket preservation is to have this treatment completed at the same time as the extraction. This proactive approach can help you avoid complications and problems in the future.