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Extraction Site Preservation in Greenfield | wisdom tooth care | infection after surgery, prevent infection

Greenfield Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

Julie L. Combs DDS MS

Practice limited to Periodontics - Dental Implants – Diseases of the Gum

120 W. McKenzie Road, Suite J      Greenfield, IN  46140

Phone:  317-477-3000      Fax:  317-477-3002

Email:  hancockdds@hrtc.net

Extraction Site Preservation
 

When removing a tooth it is important to consider what will be done with the empty space after the 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 the healing process 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 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 develop a treatment plan. Make sure to schedule follow-up appointments to properly care for your extraction site.

 
 
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