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Extraction Site Preservation

Extraction Site Preservation

Caring for an extraction site

When a dentist removes a tooth or teeth, what fills the empty space in your mouth?
Before an extraction is performed, it's important to consider how the space in your mouth will be filled. If the space is not filled, the jaw bone can change shape as it heals, causing your teeth to shift. If the teeth shift, problems with a patient's bite can develop and affect the way you chew and speak.
Wisdom teeth are the one exception in dentistry. Located in the back of the mouth, wisdom teeth can be removed and the site will heal on its own, usually without complications.
If an implant is going to be used, a solid jaw bone is required for the implant procedure to be effective. If a bridge is going to be used, the bridge must be molded and placed before the teeth shift.
At Strategic Dental Care, our dentist recommends that a conversation with the patient occurs before any extraction is preformed. The dentist will make a recommendation and prepare a treatment plan. Be sure to schedule follow-up appointments as required so the extraction site receives the proper care.

Reach Strategic Dental Care by calling 407.284.1645 or email us.

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