Dentists strive to save or restore every tooth they can. However, some teeth may not be viable and need to be removed before they cause further complications. Tooth extraction should be performed with a patient’s
comfort as the top priority.
Upon extraction of a tooth, the underlying bone, known as the socket, may shrink and deform. It is vital that
this socket is supported to prevent infection and preserve a consistent dental arch. Therefore, bone graft
material is inserted at the extraction site under local anesthesia to provide support for the bone socket and
subsequent stability. By dong this, a dentist can eventually explore options for replacement such as dental
implants or crowns after the site has healed to restore a beautiful smile!
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