Socket Preservation Procedure

Preserving Your Jaw Bone after Extraction

Removal of teeth is sometimes necessary because of pain, infection, bone loss, or due to a fracture in the tooth. The bone that holds the tooth in place (the socket) is often damaged by disease and/or infection, resulting in a deformity of the jaw after the tooth is extracted. In addition, when teeth are extracted the surrounding bone and gums can shrink and recede very quickly, resulting in unsightly defects and a collapse of the lips and cheeks.

These jaw defects can create major problems in performing restorative dentistry whether your treatment involves dental implants, bridges, or dentures. Jaw deformities from tooth removal can be prevented and repaired by a procedure called socket preservation. Socket preservation can greatly improve your smile’s appearance and increase your chances for successful dental implants.

Several techniques can be used to preserve the bone and minimize bone loss after an extraction. In one common method, the tooth is removed and the socket is filled with bone or bone substitute. It is then covered with gum, artificial membrane, or tissue, which encourages your body’s natural ability to repair the socket. With this method, the socket heals, eliminating shrinkage and collapse of the surrounding gum and facial tissues. The newly formed bone in the socket also provides a foundation for an implant to replace the tooth. If your dentist has recommended tooth removal, be sure to ask if socket preservation is necessary. This is particularly important if you are planning on replacing the front teeth.

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I would recommend Dr. Ray and his staff to anyone needing any of his services. There was nothing they left undone or not covered. Thank you.

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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.

- Adam R

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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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