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The Larry M Smith Center of Dental Health | Extraction Site Preservation in Dayton, TN

The L M Smith Center For Dental Health PLLC
Larry M Smith, DDS, MAGD
Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
(423) 775-1464
180 Walnut Grove Road
Dayton Tennessee, 37321

Extraction Site Preservation

AGD Member
 

When removing a tooth it is important to consider what will be done with the empty space after that 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 healing and can cause your teeth to shift. This can create problems in your bite, adjacent and opposing teeth, and affect your ability to speak and chew.

If you want to fill the space with a dental implant, a suffcient amount and quality of jaw bone is necessary to place and support the implant. If you opt for a dental bridge, the bridge must be molded and placed before the teeth shift.

Your dentist will always open a conversation on the choices you have to treat your extraction site before removing a tooth. He will be able to make a recommendation and layout a treatment plan. Make sure to schedule follow up appointments and to properly care for your extraction site.

 
 
 
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