We always want to save existing teeth, but it’s not also possible, especially if certain teeth are causing pain, infection, or bone loss. Periodontal disease can damage the bone around the teeth. If the damage is too great, we may have to remove the teeth as the best option toward giving you back your oral health.
If the socket is damaged by disease and or infection, removing a tooth can result in a deformity that adversely affects your restorative treatment. These deformities can be repaired with socket preservation. This procedure increases your chances for successful restorations, such as dental implants, crown and bridges, and dentures.
One of the most common socket perseveration techniques begins after a tooth is removed. We fill in the deformity with bone, or a suitable biocompatible substitute, and cover it with tissue-simulating proteins to encourage your body to regenerate lost bone and tissue. It can take anywhere from four to twelve months for the socket preservation process to be completed, and then we can continue your restoration treatments.
At our Simsbury, Avon, and Farmington offices, we perform socket preservation and other cosmetic periodontal surgery procedures. Contact us today and let us take care of all your periodontic and dental implant needs!