Extraction Sites

After a tooth extraction, the gum heals down in the socket before the bone has time to completely reform, leaving a resorbed ridge. To prevent bone resorption after extraction, we suggest the socket be filled with a material (bone graft) that reduces gum shrinkage or the socket be isolated with a membrane that prevents gum downgrowth (See Guided Tissue Regeneration). Treating the problem before it occurs is ideal.

Bone Loss from Tooth Extraction

Socket / Jaw Bone Preservation


Without treatment, gum downgrowth into the socket after extraction.
membranced placed

Membrane placed over extraction site to prevent gum downgrowth, allowing bone time to fill the socket.