Have you recently had a tooth removed? Tooth extraction may be necessary because of tooth decay, to remove an impacted tooth, to prevent overcrowding, or to prevent the spread of infection.
Whatever the reason may be, once the tooth is removed, an empty socket is left behind. The empty socket is pretty sensitive and the lack of a tooth also leads to gradual bone loss in the area. To protect the socket and prevent bone loss, the dentist may sometimes recommend dental ridge preservation or socket preservation procedure.
Please continue reading to find out more about dental ridge augmentation or socket preservation at Sun Ridge Smiles.