When a tooth is extracted, the soft tissue and the bone surrounding the socket can begin to shrink in the tooth’s absence. If left untreated, the tooth socket may shrink and regress to the point that successfully placing a dental implant becomes impossible. We are pleased to offer ridge preservation services at the office of Dr. Akram Rafla to help you retain bone structure following a tooth extraction and enable the placement of a dental implant. Following the extraction, our periodontist will insert bone-grafting material to stabilize the socket and prevent shrinkage. This material will encourage new bone development to strengthen the area. After the material has been inserted, the wound will be closed with stitches and a membrane. We offer sedation dentistry for this service to ensure that you feel comfortable and at ease.

If you are in need of ridge preservation in Worcester, Massachusetts, we invite you to contact the office of Dr. Akram Rafla today. We are pleased to feature quality care and state-of-the-art dental technology to help make certain that your treatment is as comfortable and effective as possible. We are eager to accommodate your needs and provide you with the personalized treatment plan you deserve. Please reach out to our team today to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Akram Rafla and to learn more about our excellent restorative services.