If you need a more accessible version of this website, click this button on the right.Switch to Accessible Site

Summit Dental | Extraction Site Preservation in Rego Park

Dr. John J. Hunter
Summit Dental Group
718-595-1400

"The Smile You Deserve"

6254 97th Place - Suite 2C 
Rego Park (Queens)
NY 11374

Extraction Site Preservation

Clic Aquí para Español

 

When removing a tooth it is important to consider what will be done with the empty space after that tooth is removed. Wisdom teeth are in the back of the mouth, so that site will heal on its own with no complications. If it is necessary to remove another tooth, plans must be made. If a tooth is removed and nothing is done with the extraction site, the jaw bone will degenerate and change shape during healing and can cause your teeth to shift. This can create problems in your bite and affect your ability to speak and chew.

If you want to fill the space with a dental implant, a sturdy jaw bone is necessary to install the implant. If you opt for a dental bridge, the bridge must be molded and placed before the teeth shift.

Your dentist is always open to a conversation on what you would like to do with your extraction site before removing a tooth. They will be able to make a recommendation and layout a treatment plan. Make sure to schedule follow up appointments to properly care for your extraction site.

 

 

If you want an appointment with Dr. John Hunter, call 718-595-1400

 
 
 
 

Website Copyright

All rights reserved to all information, text or otherwise displayed on this website. No part of this website may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means (electric, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise) or for any purpose without the express written permission of Dr. John Hunter, 62-54 97th Place, Suite 2C, Rego Park NY 11374. Phone: 877-271-8177.