|We at Periodontal Surgical Arts, believe in the overall welfare of our patients but also advocate doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Following the mandate from Governor Abbott and the Texas Board of Dental Examiners, we are following distancing guidelines. This includes minimizing the number of patients and team members in the practice at one time. Also, patients are being treated one at a time on a personalized basis. We do require that patients wear face masks and screen themselves prior to visiting. Thank you for your understanding.|
Careful management of extraction sockets after tooth extraction prevents unsightly bone loss and provides a better cosmetic outcome for tooth replacement. To increase the possibility of future implant placement, a ridge preservation procedure may be recommended. Without bone graft and collagen barrier placement into the socket to preserve the bone, studies show that 30-40% of the jaw bone is immediately lost from disuse atrophy. That is, your body perceives that once the root is removed- the bone is no longer needed and your body resorbes it.