Ridge Preservation in Temple, TX

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What Is Ridge Preservation?

ACE Dental of Temple is pleased to offer ridge preservation procedures at our state-of-the-art dental practice. Performed right after a tooth extraction, ridge preservation (also called socket preservation) can help maintain the shape of the jaw and preserve the area until you are ready for a dental implant. With this procedure, our dental experts add bone grafting tissue into the empty sockets left behind by tooth roots to fortify the jaw structure. The material helps prevent the socket walls from collapsing and contains regenerative factors that encourage the regrowth of natural bone tissue. If you must have a tooth removed and are considering a dental implant for tooth replacement, this option may be ideal for your needs. Reserve a consultation with our Temple, TX team for more on how ridge preservation might benefit your oral health.

Are You a Candidate for Ridge Preservation?

Ridge preservation may be a good option if you need to have a tooth extracted, such as one that is badly decayed, irreparably broken, or otherwise non-restorable. Undergoing this procedure can help minimize the bone deterioration that may occur after an extraction while helping to maintain the shape of your jaw. It may also prevent the need for additional bone grafting at a later time. During your consultation, our Temple, TX team will explain the benefits of socket preservation and dental implants and can help you determine if this procedure is ideal for your goals.

The Treatment Process

We perform ridge preservation services under local anesthetic within one of our comfortable treatment rooms. Nitrous oxide sedation may also be provided to help you feel more at ease during your procedure. The ridge preservation process will begin once your tooth has been extracted from your jaw. A bone grafting material will be placed to fill the empty tooth sockets, along with collagen and other tissue regeneration factors that help promote bone regrowth and expedite healing. The area will then be sutured closed, and aftercare instructions will be provided by a member of our caring team.

Recovery Following Socket Preservation

It is common to have some jaw tenderness and swelling after having your tooth removed and socket preservation performed. These symptoms can often be alleviated with prescription or over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses applied to the jaw. In addition to eating a soft food diet, we may also suggest that you avoid smoking, spitting, and the use of straws for the first few days. A follow-up visit may be scheduled for you at ACE Dental of Temple about 7 – 10 days later so we can remove your sutures. Our dentists will evaluate the ridge preservation area and help you decide when to move forward with having your implant placed.

Insurance Coverage for Your Care

If you carry dental insurance, our billing team will check to see if any portion of your treatment may be covered. Once we understand your insurance benefits, we will explain any personal costs for your care. ACE Dental of Temple strives to make dental treatments as affordable as possible for our patients. We accept a wide selection of convenient payment options and will be happy to help you explore flexible financing solutions.

Prepare for Implants With Socket Preservation

Fortifying the jawbone with a socket preservation procedure can help preserve the area until you are ready for a dental implant. At ACE Dental of Temple, our well-trained team adds bone grafting material to empty tooth sockets immediately following tooth removal to help create the foundation required to support an implant. Book a visit with our Temple, TX dentists to learn if ridge preservation after a tooth extraction can benefit the long-term health of your smile.

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