Dental trauma can come in several different forms. One of the most severe is when a blow to the face severely damages a tooth. If enough of the root remains intact, Dr. Scott Timmons might be able to perform an endodontic treatment such as a root canal. In an extreme case, the damage to the root could be so severe that the only viable treatment option is to perform a total dental extraction.
After suturing your gums, he will likely prescribe pain management medication for your comfort while the traumatized tissues heal.
Later he will present you with some dental restoration options. One of the most effective methods is to install a dental implant.
Your surgeon can usually install the titanium abutment into your mouth during a single outpatient appointment where you will need to be fully sedated. Afterward, you will still feel some sedative effects so you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home.
To install the implant abutment, your oral surgeon will make a small incision in the gums to gain direct access to the underlying bone. They will then make a narrow channel into the bone and will screw a titanium abutment into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and it will eventually fuse with natural bone tissues to provide a strong anchor for an eventual dental crown.
Our team will take an impression of the implant abutment to start the process of installing a dental crown onto the abutment. The material recommended for the crown will be based on the tooth’s primary function and prevalence in your smile. A porcelain crown is most commonly used to restore a tooth that is visible in your smile as it can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding teeth.
If you live in the Wyoming, Minnesota, area and you have suffered a severe dental trauma, you should not delay in calling 651-462-5150 to have it treated at Wyoming Family Dental.