Upper West Side Dentist | Upper West Side dental care | NY | Extraction Site Preservation

Daniel J. Gattegno, DMD
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173 West 81st Street (Between Amsterdam and Columbus)
Suite 1E, Manhattan, New York, NY 10024 | 212-724-2195

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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.

 
 
 
Upper West Side Manhattan dentist. Dr. Daniel J. Gattegno provides Dental Hygiene & Preventive Care, Emergency Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry including but not limited to Dental Implants, Dentures, Zoom Teeth Whitening, Dental Bonding and much more to the following locations: Upper West Side, Central Park West, Central Park South, Riverside Drive, 10011, 10018, 10021,10023, 10024, 10025, 10026, 10027 and surrounding areas.