Ridge Preservation Overview
Dr. Brett Cotham provides ridge preservation to help protect the gum and bone tissue following a tooth extraction. This procedure has many advantages, including how it prepares your jawbone for a dental implant without the need for graft surgery. In addition, it can be used to keep the original appearance of your mouth after extraction. Immediately after a tooth extraction, ridge preservation utilizes an advanced grafting product to fill the vacant socket. The filling substance can help to stimulate the regeneration of the socket. If you're having a tooth extraction, contact All About Smiles in Rogers, AR to find out more information on ridge preservation and how it can be useful for you.
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Best Candidates for Ridge Preservation
A good candidate for a ridge preservation process is any person who is having an extraction. It's also beneficial when you would like to be given an implant to restore your tooth. This process can lessen bone atrophy that could take place following the extraction; in addition, it can prevent the need for a bone graft later on. A ridge preservation process also works to guard the empty socket against disease and bone loss. Before doing an extraction, Dr. Cotham will check to make sure you're a candidate for ridge preservation after your extraction process.
What to Expect from Ridge Preservation
The ridge preservation process will be carried out at our dental home in Rogers, AR. At your consultation, Dr. Cotham will go over sedation options based on your individual needs. Once your tooth is carefully extracted to keep the bone, we will start the ridge preservation process by filling out the vacant socket with all the grafting material. The bone might then be coated with sutures or a barrier material. At first, the filling will encourage the surrounding tissue as it heals, and in time, the development of bone will help give the area support.
Ridge Preservation Recovery
Dr. Cotham will offer helpful recovery instructions after you have completed the treatment. You will feel some minor discomfort or inflammation that may be treated with nonprescription pain relievers if needed. In the event you have lasting pain, uncontrolled bleeding, or even high fever, it's imperative that you call our office right away. A second appointment with our team might be required so we can assess your recovery or determine when you're able to get a dental implant.
Ridge Preservation Insurance Coverage
The ridge preservation process might be covered partly by your insurer. Our financial team will get in touch with your dental insurer ahead of your treatment to ascertain any personal expenses. To help make your procedure more affordable, All About Smiles takes several payments, such as low-interest financing.
Plan Your Procedure
If a tooth extraction is needed, it's important to protect the gums and jawbone around the extracted tooth. A ridge preservation process at All About Smiles functions to fill the vacant extraction socket and prevent potential issues. Additionally, this procedure makes it simpler to place an implant along with other restorations to revive your mouth. To find out more information on ridge preservation following a tooth extraction, get in touch with our office in Rogers, AR to schedule an appointment.