849 Quince Orchard Blvd. Suite E, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
301-527-2725
Site Preservation

At Quince Orchard Dental Specialists, we believe that a healthy mouth translates to a healthy life. Our practice centers around the provision of high quality, professional and personalized dental services from our friendly, competent dentists. Whether you’re a child, teenager or an adult, you need strong, healthy teeth to chew your food, speak and smile. We are here to take care of your best feature, your teeth, whether natural or synthetic.

Oral Surgery is the branch of our dental practice that deals with the treatment of diseases and defects of your face and jaw; including the hard and soft tissue in your mouth and head. Oral Surgery is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of different diseases, injuries and defects around the head, face, jaw and neck. Moderate to difficult extractions, including wisdom teeth extractions, and the placement of dental implants, cover the most common oral and maxillofacial services. Our qualified and experienced endodontist and support staff are here to help you transform your smile. One of the methods that we use to get you the healthy mouth you deserve is Site Preservation.

Site preservation is a procedure that takes place simultaneously with an extraction procedure to preserve your jawbone and keep your tooth’s socket in its original shape. Site Preservation is performed with platelet rich fibrin placed in the wound, or bone grafting material placed in the socket of the extracted tooth. The purpose of this procedure is to preserve the jaw bone to keep the socket in its original shape. Bone grafting may also be used to maintain bone structure right after a tooth extraction. This procedure is called socket or alveolar ridge preservation.

It's not uncommon for the bone that previously supported the tooth to melt away once the tooth is removed – it doesn't serve a purpose anymore. When this bone fades away, however, gaps form between the teeth, or the teeth can move out of alignment. This is why a socket preservation is typically performed at the same time as the tooth extraction itself.
A socket or alveolar ridge preservation procedure involves placing a bone graft into the socket, where the tooth once was. This graft can be made of synthetic materials, bone from other animals (such as cows) or human bone. After putting the graft in the socket, our dentist usually covers it up with a collagen membrane, then sutures the opening to keep it closed. It ensures that after the tooth is extracted the space that is left maintains bone both widthwise and lengthwise to accommodate a future implant.

The aim of oral surgery at our practice is to optimize the health and function of your teeth. Our oral surgeon and our highly trained dental team are dedicated to ensuring that you have the best dental Specialist in the most comfortable setting. Through the use of advanced and appropriate dental technology, we guarantee the highest level of dental treatment and diagnostics, to produce the finest, most stable results. We encourage you to come in to our office to find out how we can help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.

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