When a tooth is removed, it is considered a dental extraction. There are several reasons someone may need a tooth extracted such as severe decay, fracture, hopeless prognosis, extensive periodontal disease, trauma, wisdom teeth, orthodontic needs, as well as many other reasons.
Having an extraction leaves a space which an implant, partial denture, or bridge is used to fill or close that space. If all of the teeth are extracted, then a full (complete) denture is used to replace all the natural teeth of upper and lower jaws.
Often times after a tooth is extracted, bone-grafting material is placed in the socket to preserve the jawbone ridge. This is important to preserve the jawbone ridge height and width for a future implant or even to preserve the jawbone level to protect the adjacent teeth to the extracted tooth.
After having teeth extracted, it is very important to follow the post-op instructions. Limiting complications and preventing dry sockets is crucial to the healthy healing of your extraction site.
Our experienced dentists will discuss options with you and BR Dentistry works closely with excellent oral surgeons to get you the best treatment plan for your needs.