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Socket Preservation


When you have a tooth extracted, our dentists will talk with you about your restoration options. Because the shape of your mouth can change after the removal of a tooth, you may need to see us for a socket preservation in North Quincy, Massachusetts. If you have an extraction coming up, call Spring Dental at 617-328-0790 to meet with Dr. Gursimran Sidhu or Dr. Ansh Desai to learn more.

If you are having a tooth extracted, our dentists will likely recommend socket preservation to prevent bone loss after the extraction. After a tooth is extracted, the bone that surrounds and supports the tooth root (called the alveolar ridge bone) begins to deteriorate. A socket preservation bone graft will supplement your existing bone and maintain the structure of the ridge. This promotes a healthy recovery and will ensure that the area is able to support a tooth replacement, such as a dental implant or bridge.

Socket preservation has two main phases. First, when extracting the tooth, our dentists will use careful techniques to preserve as much bone as possible. The second phase is to add bone replacement material to the extraction site to prevent the collapse of the socket. When performing this type of bone graft, we will thoroughly clean out the socket and insert specially prepared human-grade bone material. Then we will place a small absorbable plug or suture over the socket. In some cases, the socket preservation procedure can be completed during the same appointment in which the tooth is extracted. To find out if this is an option for you, please speak with our dentists.

For more information about socket preservation, we welcome you to call or visit our office today. We look forward to caring for your smile!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is dental socket preservation?

Socket preservation is a dental procedure that involves placing bone graft material into the extraction socket after removing a tooth to preserve the bone structure.

How long does it take for socket preservation to heal?

The healing time for socket preservation can vary, but typically it takes about 3-6 months for the area to heal and new bone to form.

What is the purpose of dental socket preservation?

Dental socket preservation helps prevent the loss of bone volume and maintains the shape of the socket after tooth extraction. It provides a stable foundation for future dental implants or prosthetic restorations.

Can extraction socket preservation fail?

While extraction socket preservation has a high success rate, there is a small possibility of failure. Factors such as infection, poor oral hygiene, or inadequate bone graft integration can contribute to the failure of socket preservation.

Is tooth extraction socket preservation necessary after every tooth extraction?

Socket preservation may not be necessary after every tooth extraction. Your dentist will know the socket’s and surrounding bone’s condition to determine if socket preservation is needed for optimal oral health and future dental treatments.

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