A tooth compromised by severe damage or untreated tooth decay is always a serious cause for concern that requires professional treatment. If the root of the tooth or the structural strength of the socket has also been severely compromised, it might not be viable for restoration with a root canal. To treat the pain and prevent further complications, Dr. Kenneth M. Schweizer might recommend extracting the tooth.
After your gums have fully healed and any other potential complications have been remediated, he can help you explore your dental restoration options. In many cases, the most effective way to fully restore the presence, integrity and function of the missing tooth is to receive a dental implant.
If the tooth extraction also resulted in the loss of bone integrity in the socket, he might recommend having a bone graft installed into the area. This is even more likely to be the case if you’ve also struggled with periodontitis in the past.
Once any structural issues have been addressed, your dentist can start the implant process in earnest. This is a two-phase dental restoration that starts by installing a titanium abutment into the relevant bone structure.
This can often be done in a single outpatient appointment. You will need to be fully sedated during this time, so you will need to have someone drive you and help you at home while you’re recovering.
Once the titanium abutment has achieved total fusion with the surrounding bone tissues, he can fit it with a standard dental crown. With proper care and maintenance, this should restore your extracted tooth for many years to come
If you live in the Sarasota, Florida, area and you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth, you should not delay in calling 941-256-2488 to have it treated and restored at Sarasota Implant.