Dentist are committed to saving teeth but they are clinical situations that will require tooth extraction.
Local anesthetic is applied over the area of interest and the tooth is removed gently by loosening with specialized dental tools.
* Bone grafting at the time of tooth extraction
Collapse or shrinkage of jaw bone volume is common occurrence following tooth extraction. Bone grafting at the time of extraction is usually indicated if dental implant is elected to replace the lost tooth. The goal of the bone grafting is to preserve the jaw bone dimensions so adequate amount of bone volume is present for placement of properly sized dental implant.