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Socket Preservation: Oral Surgery That Can Save Your Smile


Posted on 9/25/2023 by Pacific Maxillofacial Center
Socket Preservation: Oral Surgery That Can Save Your SmileJaw deformities can lead to the destruction of your oral aesthetics. Your smile, your tooth formation, and your implants are all affected by socket preservation procedures. If you are worried about the effects that procedures like tooth extraction can have on you, worry not. Thanks to advanced technology and techniques, today's oral surgery involves reduced impact and discomfort to your jawbone. Socket preservation can prevent issues with bone recession that occurs due to tooth loss. Socket preservation might help a patient who is to go for dental implants later after the extraction, regardless of the methods used, socket preservation will always give the best fit and reduces discomfort. To learn more about this procedure, read on.

The procedure


After tooth extraction, your dentist might perform bone grafting at the same time. This helps prevent the damage that might occur to your jawbone. First, the surgeon will place a fibrin membrane into the socket. A bone sample from your jaw will then be placed into the empty socket to stimulate the healing process. The dentist is responsible for determining the right type of graft for your socket. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be used to enhance the healing process. After that, the dentist will use sutures to hold the tissues in place before repositioning your gum tissue. Then the surgical site will be closed up.

Why socket preservation?


Socket preservation prevents jawbone recession. When your tooth is extracted, the jawbone starts receding rapidly. Not only that, but also the ridge beneath your gums starts wearing away affecting the denture or the implant's position during your restoration. This bone recession and wearing off of the bones can change your facial structures and eventually, your smile. Trust me, even a single missing tooth can have an adverse effect on your smile. To avoid this, book an appointment with us today.
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