What Is Ridge Preservation?
The seasoned general dentists at ACE Dental of New Braunfels offer ridge preservation, which is a form of bone grafting that can help preserve the structure of the jaw following a tooth extraction. Carried out immediately after a tooth is removed, ridge preservation fills the empty tooth sockets with a special type of bone grafting material. This works to prevent the socket walls from collapsing while helping to stimulate bone regeneration in the area. Ridge preservation can also create a solid bone structure that may be used to support tooth replacement with a dental implant at a future date. Our skilled team is pleased to offer ridge preservation to New Braunfels, TX patients and will be happy to help you determine if this option can meet your oral health needs and treatment goals!
"I have hated going to the dentist forever. All of them judging me for the condition of my teeth. I changed dentist every time because of this. I went to Ace with the intent of another extraction because I wait too long. Dr Park wasn’t judgemental at all. She listened to me and heard my story and provided me a treatment plan. I’m 2/3 done. I can smile without being ashamed. There’s more work but she is patient with me. I will complete my treatment plan and go to Ace and their wonderful staff always. Big thanks to Dr Park and everyone at Ace for turning my smile back on."- T.D. / Google / Apr 10, 2021
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"The dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants at this location are both kind and professional. They took the time to explain every procedure to me and made sure I was comfortable every step of the way. I’m so glad I found this New Braunfels location! Looking forward to my next appointment."- A.P. / Google / Mar 13, 2021
"My family and I have received various treatment here which includes; cleanings, cavity fillings, root canal, crowns, etc. All services were preformed in a timely manner and without any issues. The front desk was quickly responsive to all my questions: insurance set up process, explaining each treatment plan, processing my care credit card. We are very satisfied with our visits here."- M.C. / Yelp / Mar 10, 2021
"Dr. Park and her entire staff are AMAZING! I am always treated like family. The entire staff is knowledgeable and experienced. Definitely recommend Ace Dental to everyone!"- C.G. / Google / Jan 26, 2021
Is Ridge Preservation Ideal for You?
You might be a good candidate for ridge preservation if you require the removal of a permanent tooth and are planning to replace it with a dental implant at some point. Ridge preservation treatment can minimize the bone deterioration that often occurs in the bony ridge (dental arch) following tooth loss, and may also lessen the need for additional grafting surgery down the road. During your consultation visit at ACE Dental of New Braunfels, one of our qualified dentists will discuss ridge preservation following a tooth extraction and help you decide if this might be an ideal option for you.
What Is the Treatment Process?
We complete ridge preservation procedures within one of our relaxing treatment rooms. While local anesthetic will be used for your visit, nitrous oxide sedation may also be provided to help increase your general comfort. To begin, your tooth will be carefully extracted from your jaw. The empty tooth sockets will then be filled and fortified with a bone grafting material. Our team might also add tissue regeneration factors, such as proteins and collagen, to aid in bone regrowth and speed the healing process. To complete the treatment, your gums will be suture closed and aftercare instructions will be reviewed with you by our team.
Recovery Following Ridge Preservation
It is common to have tenderness and swelling in your jaw after having a tooth extracted and ridge preservation performed. These symptoms may be alleviated with prescription or over-the-counter pain analgesics. Along with eating a soft food diet, you should avoid using straws, tobacco products, and spitting over the next several days. We may schedule a follow-up visit for you at our New Braunfels, TX practice to check your healing and remove the sutures. It is essential to maintain proper oral hygiene each day, both as you heal and following your recovery. Our dentists will continue to keep watch over your ridge preservation site and help you decide when to get started with your implant placement.
Insurance Coverage for Your Care
A portion of your ridge preservation treatment could be covered under your dental insurance benefits. Our financial team will contact your provider ahead of time to learn about your coverage and can then provide you with an estimate of any out-of-pocket costs. ACE Dental of New Braunfels strives to make dentistry as affordable as possible and accepts a range of payment choices for your convenience. We will also be glad to help you find a financing plan ideal for your personal budget.
Preserve Your Jawbone for Dental Implants
Preserving your jaw after a tooth extraction can help create the right foundation for a future dental implant. Ridge preservation procedures at our New Braunfels, TX practice fortify empty tooth sockets with bone grafting material to maintain the area until you are ready for implant placement. Contact ACE Dental of New Braunfels to schedule a visit and learn more about the benefits of ridge preservation after a tooth extraction.