Expert Ridge Preservation Services at Palmetto Periodontics

At Palmetto Periodontics in Columbia, SC, we offer specialized ridge preservation techniques designed to maintain the integrity of your jawbone following tooth extraction. Our focused approach ensures that patients have the best possible foundation for future dental restorations, including implants.

Understanding Ridge Preservation

Ridge preservation is a type of dental procedure aimed at preventing bone loss following a tooth extraction. By filling the empty tooth socket with bone grafting material, we help maintain the natural contour of the jawbone and prevent the typical shrinkage that can occur after tooth removal.

Benefits of Ridge Preservation

  • Prevents Bone Loss: Maintains bone density and volume at the extraction site, crucial for future dental implant placement.
  • Supports Facial Structure: Helps preserve the natural shape of your face and jaw, preventing the 'sunken' look associated with missing teeth.
  • Enhances Implant Success: Creates a more stable base for any future dental implants, increasing their longevity and functionality.
  • Reduces Complications: Minimizes the risk of complications related to bone atrophy and provides better outcomes for dental restorations.

Dr. James P. Wilson’s Commitment to Advanced Periodontal Care

Dr. James P. Wilson, our lead periodontist at Palmetto Periodontics, is deeply committed to providing the highest standard of periodontal care. With extensive experience in advanced procedures like ridge preservation, Dr. Wilson uses the latest techniques and materials to ensure effective and lasting results for his patients.

Our Ridge Preservation Process

Every treatment starts with a thorough examination to assess your specific needs and determine the most effective approach to your dental care.

Procedure Details:

  1. Tooth Extraction (if necessary): Careful removal of the tooth while preserving as much bone as possible.
  2. Graft Placement: Immediately after extraction, the socket is filled with bone grafting material to support bone regeneration.
  3. Membrane Application: A biocompatible membrane may be used to cover the graft, facilitating optimal healing.
  4. Follow-Up Care: Detailed post-procedural care instructions and follow-up visits to monitor healing and prepare for any future dental implants.

Why Palmetto Periodontics Is Your Best Choice for Ridge Preservation

Our practice is chosen for its advanced periodontal techniques, dedication to patient education, and a caring environment that prioritizes patient comfort and outcomes. Dr. Wilson and our team are committed to using state-of-the-art technology and personalized treatment plans to ensure the best results.

"Best dental experience ever! Everyone at this office is focused on delivering valuable and friendly service along with an exceptional degree of professionalism. The atmosphere is remarkably soothing, and the associates all appear to be happy being employed here. So glad I was referred to this office for specialty dental work. My sincere thanks to Dr. Wilson and his staff for taking such good care of me!” - Beverly P.

Palmetto Periodontics is conveniently located near downtown Columbia, making it easily accessible to residents throughout Columbia and surrounding areas, including the Midlands, Richland County, Lexington, and Kershaw County. Our clinic’s proximity to popular local attractions like the Columbia Museum of Art and Sesquicentennial State Park enhances the convenience for our patients.

Schedule Your Ridge Preservation Consultation in Columbia, SC

If you're facing tooth extraction or need to prepare for future dental work, consider ridge preservation with Palmetto Periodontics. Contact us today at (803) 788-0900 or visit our office at 124 Alpine Circle, Columbia, South Carolina 29223 to set up a consultation. Let us help you preserve your dental health and prepare for a brighter, healthier smile.