A tooth socket is the areas where the roots are embedded into the jawbone. When a tooth is removed, the bone around the socket can begin to deteriorate due to infection, lack of support, and other reasons. To help protect your jawbone from becoming damaged, Drs. Frank Paletta and Mo Banki can perform socket preservation in Warwick, Rhode Island. By filling the socket with bone or bone substitute, our oral surgeons can help you maintain a healthy mouth. Contact MSL Surgery at 401-739-5500 to learn more, and to schedule your appointment.