Once your dentist determines that tooth extraction is the best option, you can expect:
Imaging: X-ray or Cone beam CT scan to determine the position of the roots and condition of the supporting bone.
Anesthesia: Our dentists typically carry out extractions under local anesthesia. For more complicated cases, we may recommend IV sedation.
Extraction: Your dentist will carefully remove the tooth from the socket, paying special attention to the condition of the surrounding bone.
Ridge Preservation: Your dental implant surgeon may use bone grafting material and a biologic collagen membrane after a tooth extraction to help preserve the shape of your jawbone.This is often a good idea, even if you aren’t currently planning to get dental implants.
Before you commit to your treatment plan, your specialist will clearly explain the steps of your membrane tooth extraction so that you know exactly what to expect. We are dedicated to making sure you have the information you need to feel confident and empowered in the choices you’re making for your oral health.