Extractions

Extractions

While Dr. Silvestro believes in saving teeth whenever possible, if one needs to be pulled, Dr. Silvestro has extensive training to do so. Using newly designed instruments and today’s great anesthetics, Dr. Silvestro can remove nearly every tooth easily and painlessly. If the missing tooth is going to be replaced in the future, as Dr. Silvestro usually recommends), a bone graft should be placed in the extraction site. To learn more about this procedure, please click on the following link: Bone Preservation (Socket Preservation)

Bone Preservation (Socket Preservation)

It is widely known in the research that when a tooth is extracted, 50% of the bone height and width (on average) will be lost in the first 6 weeks following the extraction. This can make placing an implant into the area impossible in the future, as well as ruin the esthetics and compromise the function of a future bridge or partial in the area. To prevent this bone loss from happening, a bone graft can be placed into the extraction site. At the end of the extraction procedure, Dr. Silvestro can pack sterile cadaver bone or sterile synthetic bone into the extraction site. This will preserve nearly 100% of the bone height and width in the area.
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