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A cavity often starts out small and can even go undetected at first. If you aren’t diligent about regularly attending your routine dental checkup, an area of tooth decay can penetrate deep into the tooth. This can also compromise so much of the dental structure that it causes a severe fracture.

Sometimes oral care specialists can treat a tooth in this condition with endodontic therapy. In a severe case, where the root has been severely compromised or a dangerous infection has formed in the gums, we might advocate a total dental extraction.

Once your gum have healed, we can start the process of restoring the presence and full function of the tooth by installing a dental implant. This involves inserting a post-shaped titanium abutment into the underlying bone structure in the socket. Titanium is known to be biologically safe, and will gradually fuse to bone structure of your jaw to create a strong anchor for an eventual crown.

If you live in the Tampa, Florida area and you have a severely decayed or distress tooth, you should call 813-289-3640 to seek treatment and restoration at Periodontal and Implant Esthetics’s clinic.