How to Prevent Bone Loss After Tooth Extraction

In some cases of severe tooth decay or damage, a tooth extraction may be necessary to prevent infection and other serious oral health concerns. This is typically an option reserved as a last resort. Once the affected tooth is removed, the space that remains needs to be properly addressed, even if the area is in a less visible region of the mouth. If left empty, the missing tooth root can potentially lead to bone loss. This can cause the jaw structure to recede and diminish, which could result in the shifting or loosening of surrounding teeth, alterations to facial shape, and other complications. 

After tooth removal, there are a variety of treatments that can help restore smile aesthetics and reduce the likelihood of bone loss. Three common options include: 

At Restorative & Implant Dentistry of Bayside, our dentists recognize how missing or damaged teeth can affect a patient’s confidence and overall oral health. Their priorities are to restore smile function and appearance, provide options that can prevent further harm to oral structures, and create a safe and comfortable environment for patients. 

For more information about tooth removal and dental implant options, please contact our office today with any questions you may have, or to schedule a consultation.