Dental Avulsion Can Often Be Treated by a Dental Implant
A dental avulsion occurs when oral trauma knocks a tooth out of the socket or damages it at the gumline. In rare instances, Dr. Sandor might be able to implant the complete tooth back into the socket. Unfortunately in most cases, the tooth is so badly damaged that it can’t be saved.
In a situation like this, he might need to extract the remnants of the root and suture the gums over the socket. In time, the pain will ease and the wounded tissues will heal. Then, Dr. Sandor can start the process of fully replacing the tooth with a dental implant.
A dental implant is essentially a titanium abutment that is inserted directly into the bone structure of the empty socket. Once everything has healed, Dr. Sandor will take an impression and start the process of fitting the tooth with a dental crown made from base metal alloys, gold, or porcelain.
Since porcelain can be shaded to match natural tooth enamel, it makes it a good option for restoring an avulsed tooth that was prevalent in your smile. Gold and base metal crowns are known for their durability, so they might be better to restore a missing molar.
If you’ve had a tooth knocked out, you should call 732.462.8877 to have it treated.