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Dennis P. King Jr. DDS | Extraction Site Preservation in Hurricane

Dennis P. King Jr. DDS

 

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

 

Address:
400 a-1 Prestige Park
Hurricane, WV 25526
Telephone:
304-757-2771
Extraction Site Preservation
 

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.

 
 
 
Hurricane Dentist | Extraction Site Preservation. Dennis King Jr. DDS is a Hurricane Dentist.
Business Hours
Monday:8am to 6pm
Tuesday:8am to 6pm
Wednesday:8am to 7pm
Thursday:8am to 4pm
Friday:closed
Saturday:closed
Sunday:closed