Socket preservation is a dental procedure that involves preserving the bone and tissue in the socket where a tooth has been extracted. When a tooth is extracted, the surrounding bone and tissue may begin to resorb or shrink, which can cause the neighbouring teeth to shift, and affect the cosmetic appearance and functionality of the mouth.
It is typically performed by placing a bone graft or other dental material in the socket immediately after the tooth extraction. This helps to preserve the bone and tissue, promoting the growth of new bone and tissue, and preventing the collapse of the socket. In some cases, a membrane may be placed over the bone graft to help protect the graft and promote healing.
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