A hard blow to the face from a sports injury or other accident can sometimes cause severe dental trauma. When a tooth is knocked out of the socket the damage can often be severe. Sometimes Dr. Bahng can treat a tooth in this condition by performing a root canal.
Unfortunately, some knocked out teeth are so severely traumatized that they cannot be viably be restored by conventional dentistry. In a case like this, Dr. Bahng might recommend removing any existing dental root structure before starting 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 underlying bone of the dental socket. Once it has fused to the surrounding bone tissues it will fully replicate the original root of the traumatized tooth.
When you’re ready, Dr. Bahng will create an abutment with sufficient strength to anchor a dental crown made from either gold, dental porcelain, or a special blend of base metals. Once it has been cemented in place, the dental crown and dental implant will fully restore the tooth’s function in your mouth.
If you in the Sterling, Virginia, area and you have suffered a severe dental trauma, you should call 703-444-4188 to have it treated by the oral care specialists at JB Dental Associates.