The trauma associated with a knocked-out tooth is often so severe that it usually damages the tooth and the socket so badly that it cannot be saved. Should this prove to be the case, your dentist, Dr. Chadwick Webster, might have to extract the root of the tooth to treat the pain and prevent an infection from forming in the gums. Once your gums have completely healed, he can replace the knocked-out tooth with a dental implant in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
In many cases, the trauma also compromises the bone structure in that part of your mouth. In a situation like this, your dentist might recommend having a bone graft installed to restore sufficient structure to successfully anchor a dental implant.
To install the titanium abutment, an oral surgeon will make an incision in your gums. Then, a small hole will be drilled directly into the bone. The titanium abutment will be screwed into place and a hard, plastic, temporary crown will be cemented over the top to protect it.
In time, the titanium implant will naturally integrate into the surrounding bone tissues in a process known as osseointegration. Once this has been achieved, your dentist can fit you for a crown that will fully replace the knocked-out tooth for many years to come.
If you have had a tooth knocked out, you should call 918-307-0307 to schedule an appointment at Dental Creations.