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Darr Dejean DDS. and Eric Vondenstein DDS. of Southern Family Dental, Lafayette, LA


When restoration procedures such as root canal therapy, crowns, or fillings are not enough to save a tooth, it may need to be pulled, or extracted. Occasionally, we may recommend a procedure called socket preservation after the tooth is removed. A graft material is used to build or re-grow bone in the tooth socket. This will help ensure that there is enough bone to support an implant in the future.