If you are unfamiliar with tooth socket preservation in Midtown Manhattan, this is a great opportunity for you to learn about Dr. Pyon’s expertise in post-extraction tooth socket preservation as a result of more than 10 years of experience as a dentist and dental surgeon in Midtown Manhattan.
When a patient needs tooth extraction in Midtown Manhattan, for any reason at all, the resulting tooth socket can become very sensitive following the procedure. Because of this, your dentist or dental surgeon may advise that a tooth socket preservation in Midtown Manhattan may be recommended after 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 questions about tooth socket preservation following a tooth extraction or before receiving dental implants, be sure to give our Midtown Manhattan dental office a call.