We are excited to announce the re-opening of Periodontic Associates for Port Huron for all provided services on Monday, May 18. The most advanced COVID-19 precautions will be followed for each and every patient. Call between the hours of 8am to 4pm Monday thru Thursday to schedule your consultation or appointment.

We are excited to announce the re-opening of Periodontic Associates for Port Huron for all provided services on Monday, May 18. The most advanced COVID-19 precautions will be followed for each and every patient. Call between the hours of 8am to 4pm Monday thru Thursday to schedule your appointment.

Tooth Socket Preservation

The tooth socket preservation process involves placing a bone graft into the socket following extraction or loss of a tooth, which is then covered with a barrier membrane and sutured shut until a dental implant can be placed.

Tooth Socket Preservation

The tooth socket preservation process involves placing a bone graft into the socket following extraction or loss of a tooth, which is then covered with a barrier membrane and sutured shut until a dental implant can be placed.

Tooth Socket Preservation in Port Huron, MI

As soon as a tooth is lost or extracted, the socket where the tooth was will begin to degenerate. Over time, this degeneration can result in the loss of bone material, which in turn can make placement of a dental implant more difficult. Tooth socket preservation is an effective method for preventing this from occurring. The tooth socket preservation process involves placing a bone graft into the socket following extraction or loss of a tooth, which is then covered with a barrier membrane and sutured shut until a dental implant can be placed. In doing so, patients preserve the integrity of their jawbone and its ability to support a dental implant, and reduce their risk of developing additional issues, such as shifting teeth, infection, and/or a dry socket.

At Periodontic Associates of Port Huron, we are committed to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. In addition to offering tooth socket preservation, our office provides a range of services, ranging from regular periodontal maintenance, laser dentistry protocols, bone grafting procedures, dental implants, and more. Whatever your needs may be, our team is on hand to create a treatment plan designed to improve your oral health. To learn more about tooth socket preservation, please read below. To schedule an appointment for tooth socket preservation or any other procedure, new patients can contact us at (810) 412-1044 and current patients can contact us at (810) 987-1400.

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What to Expect During the Tooth Socket Preservation Process

Prior to performing a tooth extraction and tooth socket preservation procedure, we will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, bite, plaque and bone structure and review your medical and oral health history. It will also likely be necessary to take an X-Ray or other diagnostic exam to identify underlying issues and determine whether a tooth extraction is necessary. If it is determined that tooth extraction and tooth socket preservation is the best treatment option for you, the procedure will typically include the following steps:

  • A local anesthetic and/or dental sedation is administered to reduce pain, discomfort, and/or anxiety during the procedure.
  • The tooth extraction process will begin with the tooth being elevated, and then removed using forceps. During this process, you should expect to feel some pressure, but the anesthetic and/or sedation to minimize or eliminate pain.
  • If the tooth being extracted has broken off within the gums or has not erupted, it will be necessary to first make an incision into the gum line to access the tooth, after which it can be removed using forceps or be cut into sections and removed in pieces.
  • Once extracted, tooth socket preservation will be performed with placement of the graft in the socket. A collagen membrane will also be placed on top of the socket to help the healing process. Once everything is properly positioned, the area is sutured shut and the healing process can begin.
  • Following tooth socket preservation, it will be necessary to schedule a follow-up appointment for a dental implant.

How Much Does Tooth Socket Preservation Cost?

At Periodontic Associates of Port Huron, we are committed to making sure you understand what the cost of treatment will be and will do everything we can to help you maximize your dental health benefits and explore third-party financing plans if necessary. One of our business coordinators will be happy to conduct a complimentary benefits analysis for you when you are in the office.

If you do not have insurance and are concerned about the cost of periodontal care, you are not alone. We understand that cost of periodontal treatment is one of the biggest concerns our patients have and are committed to ensuring our patients receive the care they deserve, and that cost of treatment does not prevent this from happening. To learn more about all the financial options we offer, contact our office today.

For your convenience, we accept cash, check, credit cards, and financing.

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Aftercare Instructions Following Tooth Socket Preservation

Due to the prolonged nature of the tooth extraction, tooth socket preservation, and dental implant process, it is essential that you closely follow aftercare instructions provided by your periodontist. In addition to following these instructions, additional steps you can take to minimize post-procedural issues include:

  • Discomfort or pain can be managed with over-the-counter or prescription pain relieving medication. Follow recommended dosages, and if prescribed painkillers, take as directed until the prescription runs out.
  • Leave the gauze pad in place for three to four hours to control the bleeding. If bleeding persists, contact our office.
  • Swelling can be controlled by placing ice packs over the affected area for ten to fifteen minutes at a time. It is important to not leave the ice pack on for too long, as doing so reduces blood flow, which can slow the healing process.
  • Avoid using a straw, rinsing, or spitting for 24 hours.
  • Do not brush or floss for the first 24 hours. When you resume your oral hygiene routine, practice gentle brushing techniques as the area heals. You may begin flossing your natural teeth, but do not use floss on the dental implant.
  • Avoid hard or crunchy foods and follow a soft food diet (yogurt, pudding, applesauce, soup) for at least one week. You may begin to slowly reintroduce harder foods as discomfort subsides and healing progresses.
  • Rest as much as possible and avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 48 hours, possibly longer depending on the severity of your case.

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Last a Lifetime

Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile for life. Whether this can be achieved with dental implants, bone grafting procedures, laser dentistry protocols, or other periodontal services, we will work to ensure you can maintain that beautiful smile for years to come.

Personalized Care and High Quality Services

At Periodontic Associates of Port Huron, you can be confident that you will have an unparalleled dental experience. Our team of experienced and dedicated professionals are committed to providing the highest level of periodontal support and taking time to get to know our patients. We believe that developing this level of trust and open communication is an essential component to understanding your unique needs and providing you with optimal care.

If you have additional questions about tooth socket preservation or would like to schedule an appointment, new patients can contact us at (810) 412-1044 and current patients can contact us at (810) 987-1400.

We look forward to providing you with the extra attention you deserve!

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