Ridge Augmentation Fargo ND

What is a Ridge Augmentation?

A ridge augmentation is a common dental procedure often performed following a tooth extraction. This procedure helps recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw that may have been lost due to bone loss from a tooth extraction, or for another reason.

The alveolar ridge of the jaw is the bone that surrounds the roots of teeth. When a tooth is removed an empty socket is left in the alveolar ridge bone. Usually this empty socket will heal on its own, filling with bone and tissue. Sometimes when a tooth is removed the bone surrounding the socket breaks and is unable to heal on its own. The previous height and width of the socket will continue to deteriorate.

Rebuilding the original height and width of the alveolar ridge is not always medically necessary, but may be required for dental implant placement or for aesthetic purposes. Dental implants require bone to support their structure and a ridge augmentation can help rebuild this bone to accommodate the dental implant.

How is the Procedure Accomplished?

A ridge augmentation is accomplished by placing bone graft material in the tooth socket. It is often done immediately after the tooth is removed to avoid the need for a second procedure later. Next, the gum tissue is placed over the socket and secured with sutures. Dr. Crago, Dr. Chahal, Dr. Deatherage, Dr. Gray, Dr. Gomez, Dr. Knoll or Dr. Miller may choose to use a space-maintaining product over the top of the graft to facilitate new bone growth. Once the socket has healed, the alveolar ridge can be prepared for dental implant placement.

A ridge augmentation procedure is typically performed in Drs. Crago, Chahal, Deatherage, Gray, Gomez, Knoll or Miller’s office under local anesthesia. Some patients may also require sedation.

Face & Jaw Surgery Center

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Everyone was so kind, respectful and helpful! You felt as tho they all were your friend, I can’t say enough about Dr. Chahal…so calm, quiet and gentle! I HIGHLY recommend the Face & Jaw surgery center to anyone that needs their care!!

- Donnabelle W

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Front staff was very helpful and friendly, put all my worries at ease. Everyone did a great job especially the Dentist.

- Paul P

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If you need oral surgery, Dr Chahal is the best you will ever find. He leaves nothing in question, makes sure you understand what he will be doing and he is extremely analytical with what procedure he will use to address your problem. You will not find a better surgeon anywhere. He is the BEST!!!

- Greg J

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The staff was very reassuring and helpful. Helped me relax before and after the procedure and kept me comfortable. They answered all the questions I had to the best of their knowledge.

- Katelyn M

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Very professional. Every single employee did their job with speed and efficiency while being very polite to me. They also worked well together as a team. I would not be able to come up with even one complaint.

- Joan H

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We have a very good experience from arrival to departure. My son had 3 teeth pulled and he had hardly any pain and no swelling afterwards! The staff was very friendly and explained everything they were doing to my son which helped put him at ease, especially when they were putting in the IV.

- Val S

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I really appreciated how comfortable they made me feel. It was nice that the nurse called my mom to see how I was doing. Everyone was very nice.

- Izhavel N

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Great service and very friendly staff!

- Abigail O

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Dr. Gray and his team is amazing. I was super nervous but they answered all my questions which made me feel better. Everyone was extremely nice and understanding. I had to get ahold of Dr. Gray over the weekend for pain and he texted me since the office was closed. And I had to go in a second time for dry socket since the pain medicine wasn’t working. He put the dressing on the bothersome tooth and I felt instantly better even though it tastes gross! Dr. Gray and his team listened to my concerns and let me decide what measures I wanted to take for my healing. They are a very respectful team! I am super impressed with them. I am currently still healing but so happy with Face And Jaw. Thank you!

- Asia R

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They did a great job And caring about there Patience

- Brian G

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If I need anymore teeth pulled or dental work that requires me to be put under I will definitely be back! 10/10 for patient care.

- Shelby C

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From the staff at the desk all the way to the nurses and the doctor were very informative and profession but also personal and considerate to my needs I have a horrible case of dentophobia and they were very accommodating to my needs and made me feel comfortable as possible Thank you very much

- William B

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Everyone was great and caring. It’s hard to go into a situation that tends to come with high anxiety and then let them sedate you and still be made to feel comfortable. Even with all the Covid protocols it was good.

- Lauren N

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Every one that works at The Face and Jaw Surgery place in Grand Forks, North Dakota are the absolute best. They have always treated me with respect and all are so compassionate about their job! I wish I knew all there names because I would definitely like to give them a standing ovation for the great job they do.

- Jan M

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Highly recommend Face and Jaw. Beautiful wait area. Plenty of help at the front desk(s) to get all your paperwork and billing done fast and efficiently. Nice clean rooms with beautiful scenery looking out towards North Bismarck.

- Kelly B

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Great service and comfortable from someone who just had all her teeth out for dentures yesterday. Thank you for the great service and positive environment🥰🥰

- Dr Geri M

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I had a pleasant experience on a not so pleasant task. I thank all of you for a totally professional and pleasant experience.

- Wayne P

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I had been trying to get my last two wisdom teeth out for the past 3 years. I 've always been extremely anxious and somewhat terrified about doing the surgery all over again. I'll admit I cancelled a few times. I was very nervous that morning, but as soon as I walked in at the Bismarck location, I became less tense. The lobby was calm & relaxing. I loved the fireplace and there was a good view from the 3rd floor windows. The staff was welcoming, friendly and professional. The nurses knew what they were doing. Dr. Knoll was also friendly and professional. He explained eveything clearly and answered my questions. I was hooked up to machines with ease and put to sleep right away. He told me my wisdom teeth were like regular teeth, so he pulled them out and there was no need for stitches or medication. I can't believe the procedure only took 30 minutes. I arrived 7am (mountain time) and left by 8am. A couple of days have gone by and I am just so relieved that Face & Jaw was available in Bismarck. I would certainly go back...the whole experience was great. Thank you!

- Ann R

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I went to the Fargo location for wisdom teeth extraction, and I am sorry to say I have no memory for names so I can't give the credit I wish I could to the individuals. I do not like needles and have never been put under anesthesia prior. I'm also prone to fainting symptoms with medical procedures. The receptionists were friendly and patient. When I was taken to the back (10 minutes early even since I arrived early) the woman was kind and listened to my concerns. The anesthesiologist listened to my concerns about needles since my veins tend to disappear and I had to fast (including water) before the surgery and she even got the IV in the first time and I dare say it was the least painful one I've ever had done. The doctor took good care of me even when I started feeling faint and had to lie back and cool down. After the surgery, the ones monitoring me were kind and helpful even after I threw up the medicine they tried to give me and gave me plenty of time to recover. I am very happy with the service I received. It was well worth the cost!

- Samantha D

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The staff at Face and Jaw were exceptional!! I can honestly say this has been my absolute best experience in dealing with my kids oral needs. Compassionate, loving, nurturing, fun, sincere, are only a few words I would use to describe every staff member I came in contact with (including the Dr.)!! Thank you for taking such great care of my son, your care was above and beyond exceptional!!

- DeAnna K

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