Extractions and Socket Graft

The quality and quantity of bone is crucial when dental implants are planned.  When placing implants there must be good quality bone completely surrounding the implant.  After a tooth is extracted the socket or hole the remains must heal and fill in with bone.  This is a natural healing process that will occur in most every instance without any intervention.  However, there are some situations that hinder the healing process and incomplete healing occurs leaving behind thin bone.  In these instances placement of dental implants is more difficult, has a poorer prognosis and sometimes dental implant placement is not possible.  Socket preservation grafts prevent this poor healing process with a very high success rate.  The advantages far out weigh the disadvantages when even a small chance of poor bone healing is possible.  The advantages are, lower cost than a bone graft to fix a defect, the procedure is done at the time of the extraction so no additional surgery is needed, and the time saved if an additional graft is needed is great (one can save at least 6 months).  Socket preservation grafts are not always needed.  Drs Mullendore and Von Kaenel will evaluate each individual patient for bone present before the extraction, location of the extraction and planned restoration before discussing the benefits of a socket preservation if it is recommended.

East Columbus Oral Surgery Specialists & Facial Cosmetic & Skin Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 19 Extractions reviews.

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Prompt, friendly, professional

- Julie S

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As pleasant of an experience as it could be.

- Roger C

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The staff is always courteous. The office is clean and comfortable. The technology they have prevents needing to go to various locations to reach a resolution to the problem.

- Wendy M

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Everyone made my visits here comfortable and put me at ease with the procedures and aftercare.

- Sara K

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- Raeson M

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Dr. Mullendore has done tooth extractions on me twice; both times were quick, relatively painless, and successful. Samantha and the other assistants/staff are always a pleasure to interact with.

- Bryan C

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- Robin T

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Called today at 12:45 and got an followup appointment at 2:00. What more need I say?

- Gary D

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Dr. Douglas A. Von Kaenel DDS was very welcoming and he explained everything to me and my mother in great detail. He always had a smile on his face and assured me that I was in safe hands. Samantha the dental assistant was friendly and the rest of the staff made me feel safe even after having 8 teethh removed at once with some impacted. Thank Easy Columbus Oral Surgery Staff. You did a super job.

- Talaira F

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- Brianna R

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Informative and friendly.

- Suzanne G

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Was a great Place to go highly recommend

- Amy H

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Great office to have oral surgery!!!

- Patricia B

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Very impressed with the entire process and interaction with the East Columbus oral surgery Specialist team. Top notch medical professionals and would highly recommend to a friend.

- Brent S

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Glad I was referred here:)

- Mary G

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First when you enter the place is very clean.The receptionists acknowledge your presence and offer you a seat.You get to talk with the doctor and dental assistant and you watch this cool video instead of countless of papers which half of it you wouldn't understand before you sign the consent.The doctor and staff get you comfortable and the procedure is so quick.I would definitely recommend this place and the doctor.Keep up the good work.

- Melody M

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The very best possible . Great professional service. 5

- Carol R

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Dr. Mullendore is a perfectionist and I highly recommend him to my family and friends.

- Amy A

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Excellent service made the experience comfortable and easy

- Tim R

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