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The American Association of Endodontist estimates that nearly five million teeth are knocked out each year. Common causes include automotive collisions, household accidents, and sports injuries. Athletes who forgo using a quality mouth guard at the necessary times are at increased risk of suffering severe dental trauma from an unprotected blow to the face.

Sometimes the avulsed tooth can be restored with an endodontic therapy at Joseph R. Conard, DDS. However, if the tooth itself has been severely traumatized your doctor might recommend extracting the remnants before suturing the gums.

One of the most effective methods is to have an or surgeon restore the tooth with a dental implant fitted with a dental crown.

The dental restoration process starts with your oral surgeon installing a titanium dental implant into the existing dental socket. This calls for a minimally invasive oral surgery where a careful incision is made in your gums. Your oral surgeon will then make a narrow channel in the underlying bone. A titanium dental implant is then screwed into place and your gums will be sutured.

Titanium is known for being biologically inert and as time goes on it will fuse with the surrounding bone tissues. This natural process, which is known as osseointegration, will replicate the original root of the tooth.

If you live in the Waynesville, North Carolina, area and you have lost a tooth to a severe dental trauma, you should call 828-452-1187 to schedule a dental restoration consultation at Joseph R. Conard, DDS.