See Whether a Tooth Implant Procedure Is Right for You
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, can severely damage a tooth and often necessitates removal. In many cases, only a dentist who specializes in oral surgeries can perform a tooth extraction.
Before removing the tooth, a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the infected area. A stronger, general anesthetic may be necessary if more than one tooth requires extraction. General anesthetics prevent pain in the entire body and cause the patient to stay asleep throughout the procedure.
Severe tooth damage is something family dentist Dr. Derek B. Hauser, DDS has dealt with for more than 20 years. At Lakefront Family Dentistry, Dr. Hauser ensures that each of his patients receives the highest quality of service and care. If you need an experienced family dentist in Riverside County, Contact Lakefront Family Dentistry at (951) 244-9495 or Make an Appointment Online Today!
Damaged Tooth From Childhood Needed to be Pulled. Then a Dental Implant Placed, a CEREC Crown, with Professional Teeth Cleaning and Whitening.
When is Extraction Necessary?
When a tooth is beyond repair due to decay or an abscess, the only option left is to remove the tooth completely. This will help prevent infection from moving to other areas of the mouth.
There are a few risks involved when receiving any type of dental surgery, but those may be eliminated entirely if your dentist has the right experience. If you have a hard time fighting off infections, or you have a weak immune system, you may be required to take antibiotics before and after your dental surgery.
Antibiotics may be necessary if you have:
- A heart problem that makes you more susceptible to endocarditis
- An impaired immune system
- Any recent major surgeries
- Any artificial or man-made body parts such as a heart valve or hip
After an extraction, a blood clot will form in the tooth socket. The clot’s job is to protect the bond during the healing process. If the blood clot becomes dislodged or loosened, you may have a dry socket, meaning that the bone is exposed.
Dry sockets can last up to several days and may cause pain in the teeth or ears.
To avoid the spread of infection, tooth removal should be performed as soon as possible. Sometimes, when a root canal treatment is not enough to save a tooth, Dr. Hauser will recommend an extraction, and then, he will suggest placing a bridge or implant in its place.
Using spit tobacco or smoking delays the healing process and decreases your ability to fight off infection in your gums. It’s a wise decision to quit using tobacco products in order to heal quickly and effectively. If you are a smoker, then the sucking motion of inhaling could dislodge or loosen the blood clot that is a central part of the healing process.
Why Get a Tooth Implant Procedure?
Dr. Hauser is known for making his patients look and feel great. Once your extraction is complete, he can restore your smile. Depending on where the gap is, there are numerous different cosmetic solutions offered at Lakefront Family Dentistry.
A few tooth implant procedures include:
- Dental implant
- Porcelain crown
- Tooth bridge
A dental implant is an artificial dental root that replaces the empty socket or gap that will be visible in your teeth after your removal procedure. The implant is permanently fused to the jawbone.
The titanium root is specially designed to fuse well with bone. Once it is placed and the fusion is complete, the implant will then serve as an anchor for a crown or other restorative option.
Porcelain crowns are often combined with an implant for a natural-looking tooth replacement. Dr. Hauser uses an advanced system called CEREC do develop and attach flawless crowns in only one visit. Lakefront Family Dentistry is only one of a few dentistry offices in the United States that offers CEREC.
A tooth bridge literally “bridges the gap” that the extraction creates. This treatment is usually recommended for patients who are missing more than one or two teeth.
See Dr. Hauser for Your Cosmetic Dental Restoration Today!
If you need a tooth extraction, a dental cosmetic restoration or both, then contact Lakefront Family Dentistry at (951) 244-9495 or Make an Appointment Online Today!