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Henry L. Cook II D.D.S. P.C. | Extraction Site Preservation in Columbus

1190 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Columbus, GA 31906

Family Dental Practice
(706) 322-3218
Extraction Site Preservation
 

When removing a tooth, it is important to consider what will be done with the empty space after that tooth is removed. Wisdom teeth are in the back of the mouth, so that site will heal on its own with no complications. If it is necessary to remove another tooth, plans must be made. If a tooth is removed and nothing is done with the extraction site, the jaw bone will degenerate and change shape during healing and can cause your teeth to shift. This can create problems in your bite and affect your ability to speak and chew.

If you want to fill the space with a dental implant, a sturdy jaw bone is necessary to install the implant. If you opt for a dental bridge, the bridge must be molded and placed before the teeth shift.

Your dentist is always open to a conversation on what you would like to do with your extraction site before removing a tooth. They will be able to make a recommendation and lay out a treatment plan. Make sure to schedule follow-up appointments to properly care for your extraction site.

 
 
 
Columbus Dentist | Extraction Site Preservation. Henry Cook II, D.D.S is a Columbus Dentist.