|We at Dr. Yu and Associates, believe in the overall welfare of our patients but also advocate doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to preserve PPE’s. Following the mandate from Governor Abbott and the Texas Board of Dental Examiners, we are postponing any non-emergency dental care. Thus, we have modified our business hours for triaged dental emergencies only. We will check messages regularly Monday-Thursday 8am-2pm. We will return to regular hours as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe and healthy.|
Careful management of extraction sockets after tooth extraction prevents unsightly bone loss and provides a better cosmetic outcome for tooth replacement. To increase the possibility of future implant placement, a ridge preservation procedure may be recommended. Without bone graft and collagen barrier placement into the socket to preserve the bone, studies show that 30-40% of the jaw bone is immediately lost from disuse atrophy. That is, your body perceives that once the root is removed- the bone is no longer needed and your body resorbes it.