A Tooth Compromised by Severe Decay Might Need Extraction to Prepare for Dental Restoration

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Tooth decay is often the unfortunate side effect of poor oral hygiene or failure to attend your routine dental checkup at Williams and Williams Facial and Oral Surgery. Without timely and professional treatment, the bacteria will continue to compromise more of the tooth. Should this result in a severe fracture, infected root or abscess, the tooth might no longer be viable for treatment with a root canal.

In an extreme case like this, Dr. Todd A. Williams might advocate extracting the tooth and any other infected material from the gums. This can help prevent further infection and alleviate pain.

When you’re ready, Dr. Todd A. Williams can help you understand your dental restoration options. One of the most popular and effective solutions is to use a dental implant. This is a titanium abutment that is inserted directly into the empty socket, which will later be covered with a dental crown.

The implant can be installed in an outpatient appointment where Dr. Todd A. Williams advises deep sedation. This means you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home after the procedure.

Titanium is typically used for dental implant abutments because it is known to be biologically inert. In time, the implant will even fuse to the surrounding bone tissues to create a firm anchor for an eventual dental crown.

Once the abutment is fully integrated with the surrounding bone structure, Dr. Todd A. Williams will create a detailed impression. This will be sent to a dental lab where a custom crown will be made to replicate the appearance and function of the tooth.

If you live in the Dallas, Texas, area and you have a tooth suffering from severe decay, you should not delay in calling 214-691-0101 to have it treated and restored at Williams and Williams Facial and Oral Surgery.