Socket Preservation After Tooth Extraction
Updated on Tuesday 22nd November 2016
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The alveolar ridge is a special bone that surrounds the teeth, and after a tooth extraction took place, this bone starts to melt away or to simply move. Therefore, a socket preservation is recommended, in order to avoid future dental problems. Our dentists in Dubai can provide you with information and details about the socket preservation after a tooth extraction. You can also receive a dental implant in Dubai after this important procedure, in our modern dental clinics in Dubai.
Socket preservation implications
A removed tooth can always be replaced with a successful dental implant made by our Dubai dentist. But before this significant procedure, a socket preservation after tooth extraction is necessary. In order to prevent a dry socket and to not expose the nerve, a blood clot will help the healing in this stage after the tooth extraction. The dentist in Dubai can place a silicone covered synthetic bone graft into the socket, and then close it with fine stitches for a better healing of the area. This procedure helps to maintain the alveolar ridge to the proper level and to maintain the teeth in the same alignment. The next step is to receive a dental implant, in order to preserve the jawbone and to regain a proper teeth function.
How to protect the gumline after socket preservation
After a socket preservation procedure, the patient needs to take good care of the oral health, considering the important recommendations from our dentists in Dubai, First of all, brushing the teeth needs to be done by avoiding the area that suffered a tooth extraction because the gum tissue is sensitive and needs to heal. There are particular soft toothbrushes that can be used when dealing with such dental procedures. It is good to know that rinses are the proper option for you to avoid bacteria development. As a recommendation, the patient needs to stay away from hard food and to consider menus that contain fresh soups and soft fruits and vegetables. The dentist can also prescribe antibiotics to avoid infection.
If you have any other question related to the socket preservation after tooth extraction you may contact our team of dentists in Dubai.