Preserving Your Jaw Bone after Extraction

At Village Pointe Oral Surgery, our team works hard to protect our patient’s natural teeth. However, at times, a dental extraction is necessary because of pain, infection, or a fractured tooth. When an extraction is necessary, it is extremely important to properly care for the socket (or the bone that holds the tooth in place). When a tooth is extracted, nearby bone can shrink or recede, causing defects or collapse in the cheeks.

Defects such as these can cause a variety of problems, especially with placing restorations. Fortunately, these complications can be repaired and prevented with pocket preservation. This treatment can enhance the appearance of your smile and allow for more successful implants. Dr. Michael Shnayder can utilize several techniques to preserve the bone following an extraction. One of the most common methods our oral surgeon employs is filling the socket with bone or bone substitute once the tooth is removed. Next, the area is covered by a material that simulates proteins to promote the body’s ability to naturally heal the socket. This treatment also prevents the socket from shrinking and collapsing. This treatment is exceptionally important if you plan on replacing the front teeth. Please feel free to contact us today if you are interested in learning more about socket preservation in Omaha, Nebraska. We look forward to hearing from you soon.