Oral surgery has vastly improved over the last few decades. Thanks to groundbreaking techniques and cutting-edge technology, our surgical options are safer, faster, and more effective than ever before. If you need oral surgery, you’ve come to the right place! Periodontal and Implant Surgeons of Houston specializes in a variety of surgical procedures that will improve your oral health and the appearance of your smile.
There are times when a patient’s body is unable to heal properly following dental procedures. One procedure that helps a patient heal from a procedure after tooth loss is ridge augmentation. Ridge augmentation helps to maintain the proper contour of the oral cavity. If you have had oral surgery in the past and are unhappy with the results, we can help!
Many people experience bone deterioration after they lose a tooth. If you need dental implants, but have experienced bone deterioration, you may need a bone graft. The graft material will foster the growth of new bone healthy enough to support a dental implant.
Periodontal disease is an infection that can spread to the innermost part of the tooth, resulting in significant pain and discomfort. We may recommend an extraction if the infection is so severe that the tooth is beyond repair. An extraction can stop the infection from spreading and endangering your surrounding teeth.
When resorption or general deterioration occurs in the jawbone due to tooth loss, it is sometimes necessary to build it up so it will be strong enough to support any implants that will be later placed. The process includes adjusting the sinus membranes into a new position allowing adequate space for bone grafts.
Tooth Socket Graft
A socket preservation graft is a type of bone graft commonly used after tooth extraction. They are several types. The graft is used to fill an extraction socket which will heal into solid bone. A socket preservation bone graft must be placed at the time of tooth removal for best results. Placing the graft after extraction will preserve the alveolar bone and prevent socket bone resorption, if not performed. Avoiding post-extraction bone loss will allow the replacement of the tooth with a dental implant.
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