How Long Should I Wait to Get Dental Implants After an Extraction?
Every year, our doctors at Redondo Beach Dental Group talk to hundreds of men and women around the area about dental implants—and many of these patients are specifically interested to learn about dental implants after tooth extraction. While this thought may seem daunting to consider, the truth is that our doctors—along with so many other dental professionals—recommend having dental implants placed immediately following a tooth extraction.
Now, “immediately” can be different things for different patients in Redondo Beach. Depending on your specific case, you could have a dental implant placed the same day as your tooth extraction, or you may need to wait a few days or weeks before having your dental implant placed. Our doctors will determine the best course of action for your specific needs when you visit them for your initial dental implants consultation.
What Is a Tooth Extraction?
Because our doctors are fully trained and equipped to provide the full array of oral anesthesia, tooth extraction at Redondo Beach Dental Group is a pain-free and quick experience. Depending on the type of extraction required, our doctors may choose to use a local anesthetic, but they can also utilize general anesthesia as needed. No matter the type of extraction or anesthesia you require, our doctors will make as few incisions as possible and handle every extraction with extreme precision and care. By approaching extractions in this way, our doctors are more likely to be able to place dental implants immediately following your tooth extraction.
Immediate Placement of Dental Implants
As we mentioned, some Redondo Beach patients are able to receive dental implants immediately following their tooth extraction. In order to qualify for this option, you must have adequate jawbone tissue and healthy gums. If the tooth to be extracted has been damaged or diseased for an extended period of time, your gums and jawbone may be compromised. Oftentimes, patients with loose or damaged teeth also have periodontal disease (severe gum disease) or a weakened jawbone due to a lack of adequate jawbone stimulation. If you have signs of these oral health conditions, our doctors may recommend a pre-surgery prior to the placement of your dental implant in order to promote success.
Delayed Placement of Dental Implants
If you are not eligible to have your dental implant or implants placed immediately following your tooth extraction in our Redondo Beach office, don’t worry! Our doctors will develop a treatment plan so you can be on your way to a healthy mouth and restored oral function as quickly as possible.
If you require a bone graft or gum graft, you will be required to fully heal before your dental implants can be placed. This will give you the best chance for dental implant success. So while you may have to wait a bit longer to receive implants after your extraction, the wait will be well worth it in the end—trust us!
Call Our Doctors in Redondo Beach Today
No matter the reason you need to have a tooth or teeth extracted, rest assured that our doctors can help you regain complete oral function by placing dental implants.
To find out what your specific treatment plan will entail, call our doctors in Redondo Beach today at (310) 542-6988 to schedule your initial consultation.