Your teeth are only as strong as the jawbone that anchors them. When the bone is dense and full, your teeth are extremely durable and stable, with remarkable bite force. When bone is lacking, there will be risks of tooth loss. Unfortunately, the problem is also a vicious circle: Having one or more missing teeth will actually cause jawbone loss. To avoid this, and keep all methods of restoration viable, measures to preserve your bone should be taken urgently when teeth are extracted or lost to decay, disease or injury. At Campbell Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, we offer bone-saving Socket Preservation treatment for this express purpose.
Dr. William Campbell is the leading Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and dental implant specialist in the Columbus, GA and Phenix City, AL metro region. He will make a thorough assessment of your jawbone using advanced diagnostic tools like our in-office 3D cone-beam CT scanner. In no time, he will have an accurate diagnosis and a comprehensive plan for methods of preservation or restoration, as needed. We recommend Socket Preservation to all of our tooth extraction patients. In many instances at the same time as removal, but always promptly.
If you have one or more missing teeth or need to have damaged teeth removed, plan for Socket Preservation to protect your oral health. If you are already experiencing the effects of bone loss, bone grafting can restore what’s missing. If you have any questions or concerns about preservation, grafts or methods of tooth replacement, please contact our office. Any member of our helpful staff will be happy to speak with you.