Tooth extractions, often necessary due to decay, infection or injury, can lead to significant bone loss in the jaw if not managed properly. Dr. Sangita Chandran, our experienced dentist, combines tooth extractions with bone grafting to preserve bone density and maintain options for future dental restorations.

Understanding Tooth Extractions and Bone Grafting

When a tooth is removed, the absence of tooth roots can cause the jawbone to recede, potentially complicating future dental implant placements. To prevent this, we often recommend bone grafting during the tooth extraction procedure.

Benefits of Bone Grafting Post-Extraction:

  • Preservation of Jawbone Structure: Bone grafting helps maintain the jawbone’s height and width after tooth extraction, which is crucial for future dental procedures.
  • Enhanced Healing: The graft material can promote natural bone growth, leading to better healing and integration.
  • Improved Aesthetic Outcomes: Maintaining bone structure can also help preserve the facial structure and prevent the sunken look that often follows tooth loss.

The Procedure:

  • Tooth Extraction: Chandran carefully removes the tooth to minimize trauma to the surrounding area.
  • Bone Grafting: Immediately following the extraction, Dr. Chandran places bone graft material in the socket, which is often synthetic or natural bone substitute.
  • Healing and Recovery: Patients typically experience a healing period, during which the graft material integrates with the natural bone.

For more information about tooth extractions with bone grafting in Allen, Texas, or to book an appointment, please call 469-701-3437. At Twin Creeks Dentistry, we ensure that every step is taken to promote optimal oral health and prepare you for future dental solutions. Visit us for a consultation.

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