If you are unfamiliar with socket preservation in New York, this is a great opportunity for you to become increasingly familiar with Dr. Pyon’s ability as a result of more than 10 years of experience as a dentist.
When a patient needs a tooth extracted, for any reason at all, the socket can become very sensitive at first following the procedure. Because of this, your dentist will most likely advice that a socket preservation in New York procedure directly follows an extraction. With that being said, the procedure itself involves placing a bone graft into the socket that is then covered by a collagen membrane that is finally closed using sutures to keep it closed and protected.
It is important to know that the bone that once previously supported the tooth that is now gone will melt away as it no longer serves a purpose in your mouth. The resulting gaps can lead to the shift of your teeth. The main goal of this procedure is the improve the appearance of the remaining teeth and gums and also to make the process of getting a dental implant easier at a later date.
If you have any more concerns regarding a socket following a tooth extraction or before receiving dental implants, be sure to reach out to us at Dr. Pyon’s office by giving us a call.