Socket Preservation Procedure Lake Charles LA

Preserving Your Jaw Bone after Extraction

Removal of teeth is sometimes necessary because of pain, infection, bone loss, or due to a fracture in the tooth. The bone that holds the tooth in place (the socket) is often damaged by disease and/or infection, resulting in a deformity of the jaw after the tooth is extracted. In addition, when teeth are extracted the surrounding bone and gums can shrink and recede very quickly, resulting in unsightly defects and a collapse of the lips and cheeks.

These jaw defects can create major problems in performing restorative dentistry whether your treatment involves dental implants, bridges, or dentures. Jaw deformities from tooth removal can be prevented and repaired by a procedure called socket preservation. Socket preservation can greatly improve your smile’s appearance and increase your chances for successful dental implants.

Several techniques can be used to preserve the bone and minimize bone loss after an extraction. In one common method, the tooth is removed and the socket is filled with bone or bone substitute. It is then covered with gum, artificial membrane, or tissue, which encourages your body’s natural ability to repair the socket. With this method, the socket heals, eliminating shrinkage and collapse of the surrounding gum and facial tissues. The newly formed bone in the socket also provides a foundation for an implant to replace the tooth. If your dentist has recommended tooth removal, be sure to ask if socket preservation is necessary. This is particularly important if you are planning on replacing the front teeth.

Do You Need a Bone Grafting Procedure?

Drs. Boudreaux or Fisher can utilize bone grafts to make your jawbone more suitable for the placement of dental implants, as well as repair defects of the jaws. Contact us today!

Call us: 337-478-0468

Lake Charles Oral Surgery Specialists

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All of the young ladies in the office were so kind. They made the experience more pleasant than I expected.

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Dr. Boudreaux and his nurses were great. I also really appreciated the phone call after surgery !

- Nelwyn G

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The staff were all courteous & helpful. The staff & Dr Boudreaux explained the procedure for my tooth extraction. It was over before I knew it & I didn't feel it.

- Patricia O

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Great place, friendly staff

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Procedure went very smoothly; was in and out within an hour and feel like I will a great recovery.

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The doctors, nurses, and office staff love their careers and it shows. They are so very compassionate and understanding. They are always willing to help you in any way they can.

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Love this place! Everyone here was such a sweetheart and very professional. Everything was so easy and relaxing on my part, which was a huge surprise to me because I normally have have major anxiety about going to the dentist.

- Daisy H

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Staff was very nice! And welcomed me with open arms! I would definitely come back here in the future if needed! Dr. Boudreaux also called me to make sure I was okay , overall great experience and wonderful people!!

- Jade M

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I am an extra anxious patient and they were very understanding about it. They went the extra mile.

- Laura

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Very courteous, great Dr.

- Deborah J

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Really simple and easy couldn’t have asked for a better doctor and staff

- Corey E

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Very apprehensive upon going in. Original appoint was to just have a look at it. Dr Boudreaux was able to fit me in in less tan n an hour wait. The procedure could not have been better. From putting in an IV to helping into the car for the ride home everyone was professional and courteous and provide good follow on instructions. The Dr even called later in the evening and checked in on me. Thanks to Dr Boudreaux and his entire staff.

- Maureen J

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Big thanks to Lake Charles Surgery Specialist! I have had stand-out experiences there - not only did the staff go out of their way to ensure my appointment went smoothly and on time, but Dr. Boudreaux also followed up with a personal call to check on me. This level of care and attention is rare and truly appreciated.

- Chuck H

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The staff is great. Very courteous and explained everything. Dr Boudreaux even called to check on me. Thats a first. In and out in a jiffy.

- Vicki R

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My mother did very well! The staff and Dr Boudreaux were great! A big thank you for Dr Boudreaux for the phone call to check on mom!!!!

- Mary L

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Everyone was kind and comforting. And the Rasta music on the overhead speakers took all my worries away. Thanks again.

- Joseph F

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My nurses, they were just wonderful. Joked around with me, to ease my anxiousness while waiting for Dr. Boudreaux to finish with another patient! I truly appreciated that so much!

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Explain everything and very professional staff and felt who made comfortable

- William D

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Couldn't have ask for anything more!

- Teri D

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Was my second time in the office , nervous as can be & every single person there made me feel awesome about the procedure. it was so quick, & such nice workers. i even told a worker how great she was once i woke up lol!!! beyond amazing & 150% recommend!!

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