Preserve your sockets. Preserve your jaw.
Every tooth and its surrounding bone are subjected to the daily stress of chewing. Because the human body is programmed to reduce bone that is no longer used, once the tooth is removed, so is that pounding stress, and the body resorbs the bone. The jaw begins to atrophy and lose its shape.
To prevent this, socket preservation should be done at the time of tooth removal to fill the space where the tooth was and preserve it until your restorative process can be started.
Without socket preservation, a 30 to 60% loss in bone volume occurs within six months. To find out more about how socket preservation helps pave the way for implantation, please contact Dr. Sayed to discuss socket grafting before having a tooth removed.