Emergency Tooth Extraction
If your tooth is damaged beyond the point where it can be restored, our dentists may recommend a tooth extraction. By removing the tooth we can prevent any further damage from occurring and begin the process of replacing the tooth and restoring your health and smile.
Several conditions may necessitate tooth extraction. Among these are:
- Severe infection that has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and supporting bone structure.
- Serious decay that has damaged a tooth beyond repair, making a successful restoration impossible.
- Crowding caused by too many teeth to properly fit in the mouth.
frequently asked questions
What is a dental implant?
A type of tooth replacement therapy that goes into the bone and simulates a tooth root.
Who can receive a dental implant?
Someone who has one or more missing teeth and is in good overall health. However, there are specific criteria such as bone quality and quantity and oral health.
How successful are dental implants?
Dental implants have a high success rate of 95-98% and are considered a reliable and long-term solution for replacing missing teeth.
What is the process of getting a dental implant?
Initial consult, treatment planning, implant placement, osseointegration (healing), abutment placement, crown placement, follow up visits.
How many dental appointments do I need to get a dental implant?
Getting a dental implant is usually done in two appointments - the first is the planning and records including x-rays and scans/photos, the second is placement of the dental implant.
Do I get a tooth the same time I get my dental implant?
In some cases, a temporary tooth can be placed the same day a dental implant is placed, in other cases, the dental implant needs 4-6 months to heal before a tooth is placed on top of the dental implant.
How do I care for my dental implant?
Floss daily around the implant a c-shape fashion as well as brush around the tooth and implant
Are there different types of dental implants?
Yes, there are different types of dental implants available. The type of dental implant used depends on various factors, including the patient's specific oral condition and the treatment plan determined by the dental professional.
How strong are dental implants?
Dental implants are highly durable and can withstand normal biting and chewing forces.
Are dental implants permanent?
Yes, Dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution for tooth replacement. They are intended to last for many years and, in many cases, can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance.
What are ALL-on-4 dental implants?
These implants are the same type of implants that are used for single implants, but all of the teeth are removed on an arch, either the top or the bottom, and 4-6 implants are placed to replace all of the teeth.
frequently asked questions
What is considered a dental emergency?
A dental emergency can consist of pain or swelling in the mouth, a broken or chipped tooth, a missing filling, or generalized discomfort.
When do I need to seek emergency dental care?
A trip to the dentist for an emergency should be done if there is mouth pain or soreness, a broken or chipped tooth, or any signs of infection
What happens if I ignore a dental emergency?
Ignoring a dental emergency can lead to significant consequences such as a loss of a tooth, infection spreading to other areas of the mouth or face, and poor overall health