Athletes are at an increased risk of suffering an oral injury. While a game like golf might not pose much risk of oral trauma, other sports like football, pugilism, and lacrosse often require a mouthguard during practice, matches, and games. If you opt not to use a mouthguard during the requisite times, you’re at even more increased risk of an oral trauma knocking out a tooth.
Also known as a dental avulsion, this form of dental trauma calls for immediate professional care at Sarasota Implant.
If the root of the tooth hasn’t been severely harmed, Dr. Kenneth M. Schweizer might be able to save the tooth with a root canal or other endodontic treatment. If the root has been severely traumatized, he might advocate a total extraction. Once your gums have healed and the pain has dissipated, he can start the process of restoring the tooth with a dental implant.
To install the dental implant, Dr. Kenneth M. Schweizer will place a careful incision in your gums. Then he will drill a narrow channel into the underlying bone tissue. A titanium abutment will then be screwed into the channel in the bone and your gums will be sutured closed.
Titanium is known for being biologically safe and will completely fuse with your natural bone tissues to provide an anchor that feels just as strong as the original tooth.
When the abutment has completely fused with the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. Kenneth M. Schweizer can go about the process of installing a dental crown. This will fully restore the missing tooth’s presence and function in your mouth.
If you live in the Sarasota, Florida, area and you have suffered a dental avulsion, you should call 941-256-2488 to seek immediate treatment at Sarasota Implant.