After teeth are extracted, healthy bone typically grows to occupy the space once held by the tooth’s roots. However, inflammation, infection and certain medical conditions can inhibit your body from allowing your jawbone to heal properly. For these patients, Thousand Oaks Family Dentistry offers state of the art bone grafting materials.
Our grafts utilize specialized combination of purified proteins and compounds that stimulate osseointegration. Dr. Kari Ann Hong will follow up your tooth extraction by placing our grafting material and suturing the gums. A follow up visit is scheduled for one week later to check on the healing and to remove the gum sutures. They are typically done following an extraction or prior to implant surgery. The necessity of a graft is typically determined following a full examination with Dr. Kari Ann Hong, including X-rays and a consultation. If you would like more information, please fill out the contact form below!