Although a tooth extraction is something our dentists and team try to avoid, there are times when a tooth needs to be removed. The socket can be damaged during the extraction or by trauma, disease or an infection. If no further action is taken, the bone and gum tissue and resorb and recede. This can have an impact on your appearance and make it difficult to restore the missing teeth in the future.
To address this potential problem, Dr. Homayoun H. Zadeh and associates may use a treatment known as socket preservation in Ventura, California. During this procedure the dentist will fill the socket with bone tissue or similar material to keep the socket from collapsing. After covering the socket with a protective membrane or material that will stimulate healing, the area will be closed with sutures and allowed to naturally repair itself.
This treatment will make it easier to place a dental implant, dentures or even a dental bridge. If you are going to have a tooth extracted at Brighton Specialty Dental Group, be sure to call 805-644-5284 before your visit to see if you could benefit from a tooth extraction.