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A ridge preservation procedure can help conserve the bone and gum tissue after a tooth has been extracted. This procedure has many benefits, including how it prepares the extraction site for an implant without the need for a graft. In addition, it can help to keep the original appearance of your smile after extraction. Immediately after a tooth extraction, a ridge preservation procedure is performed using an advanced grafting product to fill the vacant socket. This filling material can help promote the regrowth of the socket. If you are having a tooth extraction procedure, contact Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group in Wellesley, MA to learn more information on ridge preservation and how it can be helpful to you.

A good candidate for a ridge preservation process is any individual who is having an extraction. It's also helpful when you would like to replace an extracted tooth with an implant. This procedure can reduce ridge atrophy that may take place following the extraction; it can also prevent the need for a surgical graft in the future. A ridge preservation process also works to cover and protect the empty socket from disease and lost volume in the jawbone. Before performing an extraction, we will check to be certain you're a good candidate for ridge preservation following your extraction procedure.

I originally came to Dr Rafla in 2021 for an implant. I live in CT and I wasn't able to get an appointment in my area. Dr Rafla was recommended so I called. I got an appointment with a couple days. The implant was perfect and Dr Rafla is amazing. I have a dentist in Connecticut but I continue to see Dr. Rafla every six months for a cleaning and check up. The hygienists do an amazing job. My cleanings at Dr Rafla's office just feel cleaner than my regular dentist. I end up paying out of pocket, but it's worth it for the cleaning and the check up.

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Dr. Lee did an outstanding job on my 2 crows. Her assistant Jessica was very helpful during the procedure. Elizabeth is a wonderful hygienist and very knowledgeable. Liz at the desk was very helpful regarding my dental insurance questions. The Wellesley Office location is clean, bright, parking is available on-site with multiple spots. Office provide friendly environment. Thank you.

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Today was my first experience with Dr. Rafla and his wonderful, efficient, but most of all kind staff. I went to this very much dreaded appointment with no idea of what to expect. My poor teeth are so sore and they are making everything difficult. I have horrible gagging reflex which makes everything harder for those that are trying to take x rays to be able to guide me into having a proper diagnosis and treatment. Trust me when I say I was a difficult patient. I expected the doctor to say there wasn’t much hope for them. Instead after reviewing what I was giving him to work with he listed off the perfect game plan. All aspects would be easier on me and my issues and seem to offer a perfect solution. I hope Coach Bill Belechick has competition in writing a game plan. Dr Rafla can give him a run for his money. In no time at all Dr. Rafla had a plan devised to ease my pain and fix the pockets in my gums. I am anxious now to correct these problems and move forward with the plan Thank you Dr. Rafla and team for being both gentle and kind with me today.

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I had a few root canals done at my dentist and then the teeth cracked and needed to be extracted. I lived with the missing teeth till I found Dr Rafla and he explained that I needed a bone graph since it they had been missing so long..that took six months for the bone to regenerate and give him the depth for the implants...the implants were painless and done correctly I have been going back to them for 2 yrs to monitor the implant, check my receding gums and get a extensive cleaning every 6 months. I was then able to go back to my doctor and get Invisalign treatment. Without Dr Rafla this would not be possible. Yes I could have bought a new car, but I also could have had dental problems the rest of my life..I now don't worry and my smile is straight again.

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The ridge preservation procedure will be performed in our Wellesley, MA office. Once your tooth is extracted with care to save the bone as much as possible, we will begin the ridge preservation process by filling out the vacant socket with all the grafting material. The bone may then be covered with a barrier material or sutures. At first, the material will support the surrounding tissue as it heals; then, in time, the regrowth of bone will occur, giving support to the area.

We will provide specific aftercare instructions to follow while you heal from your procedure. You might feel some slight swelling or pain that you should be able to manage with over-the-counter pain medications as needed. If you have lasting pain, excessive bleeding, or even a high fever, it's imperative that you call our Wellesley, MA office immediately. A second appointment may also be requested so we can evaluate your recovery process and/or determine when you are ready to receive an implant.

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Your procedure might be covered partly by your insurance provider. Our financial team will get in touch with your dental insurance provider before your treatment to determine any out-of-pocket expenses. To make your care easier to afford, Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group takes several payment methods, including low-interest financing.

When a tooth extraction is performed, it's important to protect the gums and bone surrounding the extracted tooth. A ridge preservation procedure at Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group functions to protect the empty extraction socket and prevent potential problems. Additionally, it makes it easier to get an implant and other restorations to revive your mouth. To find out more about ridge preservation following a tooth extraction, get in touch with our office in Wellesley, MA to schedule a consultation.

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