A severe oral trauma, like a hard fall or blow to the face, can sometimes knock a tooth out of the socket or damage it immediately at the gumline. A dental avulsion of this magnitude is a serious cause for concern that always requires timely, professional treatment.
In many cases like this, the avulsed tooth and the socket are so badly damaged that Dr. Shuichi Yamaguchi can’t viably treat the tooth with a root canal. In a situation like this, he might recommend a total dental extraction.
Once the root and any other damaged dental structures have been extracted, Dr. Shuichi Yamaguchi will suture your gums to prevent any infection from forming in your gums.
After all the affected tissues have fully healed, Dr. Shuichi Yamaguchi can start the process of restoring the tooth’s presence in your mouth with a dental implant. This is a titanium abutment inserted directly into your jaw during a single outpatient appointment. You will need to be fully sedated for the appointment, so you’ll need to have someone drive you home afterward.
Dr. Shuichi Yamaguchi will make a small incision in the gums to gain direct access to the underlying bone. Your dentist will then make a narrow channel in the bone and screw a titanium abutment into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse with natural bone tissues to provide a strong anchor for an eventual dental crown.
If you have lost a tooth to oral trauma and you would like to learn more about a dental implant in Everett, Washington, you should call 425-385-8130 to seek treatment at 19th Avenue Dental.