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Extraction Site Preservation in Canoga Park | wisdom tooth care | infection after surgery, prevent infection

The Dental Office of Ed de la Vega, DDS

22114 Roscoe Boulevard
Canoga Park, CA 91304

(818) 348-8713

Extraction Site Preservation

Socket preservation or alveolar ridge preservation is a procedure to reduce bone loss after tooth extraction to preserve the dental alveolus (tooth socket) in the alveolar bone. A platelet rich fibrin membrane containing bone growth enhancing elements is placed in the wound or a bone grafting material or scaffold is placed in the socket of an extracted tooth at the time of extraction. The socket is then directly closed with stiches or covered with a non-resorbable or resorbable membrane and sutured.

After extraction, jaw bone has to be preserved to keep the socket in its original shape. Without socket preservation, the bone quickly resorbs resulting in 30-60% loss in bone volume in the six months after dental extraction. The jaw bone will never revert to its original shape once bone is lost and tissue contour has changed.

Canoga Park Dentist. Dr. Edgardo de la Vega provides Extraction Site Preservation, wisdom tooth care to patients suffering from infection after surgery, prevent infection in West Hills, CA, Woodland Hills, CA, West San Fernando Valley, CA, . West Hills, CA Dentist providing Extraction Site Preservation in Canoga Park, California.