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Jeffrey Evan Felzer, DMD | Dental Extractions and Site Preservation in Wilmington


Jeffrey E. Felzer  DMD PC

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology          

(302) 995-6979

Extraction Site Preservation

If dental extractions are indicated, thought should be given to how you plan to restore the tooth. For example, do you plan to use a dental implant or fixed bridge? If you plan to restore the tooth in some manner, then you should preserve the site where the tooth was extracted. If not, then the alveolar ridge, or jawbone, will degenerate, along with the tissue surrounding it.  This may complicate later dental implant placement.

While there are options to prevent this degeneration, you should consider them before you extract the tooth. Failure to consider these options may limit the restorative options available to you. This is why comprehensive treatment planning is so crucial.

Wilmington Dentist | Dental Extractions and Site Preservation. Jeffrey Felzer is a Wilmington Dentist.