When a tooth is knocked out by an accident, injury, or other form of oral trauma the pain can be severe. This often calls for quality first-aid while seeking treatment at Dr. Gustavo Ruiz’s clinic in Tampa, Florida.
If the tooth was cleanly knocked out of the socket, you can keep it alive by holding it between your cheek and gums. In a case like this, it might be possible for Dr. Gustavo Ruiz to insert the tooth back into the socket.
Unfortunately, most knocked out teeth are so severely traumatized that they cannot be viably implanted back in the socket. Dr. Gustavo Ruiz might be able to treat the remnants of the tooth with a root canal. This will replace the damaged dental structures of the tooth to prepare an abutment for an eventual dental crown.
If the damage to the root is severe or the socket was also significantly traumatized, Dr. Gustavo Ruiz might recommend extracting the remnants of the tooth and suturing your gums. Once everything has healed he can start the process of restoring the tooth with a dental implant.
This will involve a minor oral surgery to install a titanium dental implant into the socket. Once it has fused to the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. Gustavo Ruiz can start the process of fitting the tooth for a standard dental crown.
If you in the Tampa, Florida, area and you have suffered a severe dental trauma, you should call 813-289-3640 to seek immediate treatment at Periodontal and Implant Esthetics.