Ridge Augmentation

What is a ridge augmentation?

A ridge augmentation is a common dental procedure often performed following a tooth extraction. This procedure helps recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw that may have been lost due to bone loss from a tooth extraction, or for another reason.

The alveolar ridge of the jaw is the bone that surrounds the roots of teeth. When a tooth is removed an empty socket is left in the alveolar ridge bone. Usually this empty socket will heal on its own, filling with bone and tissue. Sometimes when a tooth is removed the bone surrounding the socket breaks and is unable to heal on its own. The previous height and width of the socket will continue to deteriorate.

Rebuilding the original height and width of the alveolar ridge is not always medically necessary, but may be required for dental implant placement or for aesthetic purposes. Dental implants require bone to support their structure and a ridge augmentation can help rebuild this bone to accommodate the implant.

How is a ridge augmentation accomplished?

A ridge augmentation is accomplished by placing bone graft material in the tooth socket. It is often done immediately after the tooth is removed to avoid the need for a second procedure later. Next, the gum tissue is placed over the socket and secured with sutures. Dr. Ray may choose to use a space-maintaining product over the top of the graft to facilitate new bone growth. Once the socket has healed, the alveolar ridge can be prepared for dental implant placement.

A ridge augmentation procedure is typically performed in Dr. Ray’s office under local anesthesia. Some patients may also request sedative medication.

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Dr Ray and staff took very good care of me in a time of great pain. My jaw all puffed up and Dr Ray did a better job with less pain than I was expecting. I would highly recommend him for all oral work to be done.

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Dr. Ray, Danielle ( office Mgr.) were absolutely phenomenal. Danielle went above & beyond her duties & made the experience of going there very comfortable. Dr. Ray removed 18 teeth surgically & I'm 3 days out of the surgery & healing great. Danielle made me feel like i was a family member instead of a patient. I would recommend anyone who needs any type of Dental work to go to this office & you'll be very pleased. on a 1-10 basis i would definitely give a 10 plus. the staff was also very courteous & attentive. I don't like going to the Dentist, but this experience has changed my outlook on that. GREAT JOB DR. RAY,DANIELLE,& THE ENTIRE STAFF I'M VERY PLEASED.

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Dr. Ray was amazing! After hearing everyone's horrible experiences with getting their wisdom teeth out I was nervous. After the surgery I had very little pain and almost no swelling. I was very impressed and would definitely recommend Dr. Ray to everyone!

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I am lucky to have found Danielle with Canyon State Oral & Dental Surgery. Danielle worked with me to schedule my daughter (who attends college in another state) appointment for a consultation. This was a complicated appointment beginning with the insurance company and Danielle delivered us excellent news that made it possible for my daughter to receive treatment. Thank you Dr. Ray, for answering my questions with clarity and offering to treat my daughter. You are definitely an AMAZING doctor! Thank you Danielle for handling the details with urgency and skills.

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Dr. Ray removed the wisdom teeth for two of my grandchildren. Both of my grandchildren had a great experience. The procedure was done painlessly and they both had a very easy recovery time. Dr. Ray answered their questions and concerns. I would recommend this practice! Professional and courteous, and most importantly willing to listen and take the time to address questions.

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Dr. Ray was amazing! I have a fear in Dental and he made me feel so comfortable, I was not sore at all. And office is beautiful. Thank you Dr. Ray.

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I was nervous to get my wisdom teeth out. But Dr. Ray made is super easy. I was sedated and hardly remember it. But I healed really fast and haven't had any problems.

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Dr. Ray took care of our son in an emergency situation. It was clear that Dr. Ray has trained well for cases like ours. He was very professional and kind. He put our family's minds at ease. Our son has healed so well and we could not have asked for a better outcome!

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