A severe dental trauma or a cavity that has gone too long without professional treatment can cause significant damage to the root of a tooth. In some cases, it can even cause a dangerous dental abscess to develop in the underlying periodontal tissues.
When a tooth is severely distressed, the first treatment option is often to have Dr. Natasha Kotha Flamenco perform a root canal. This endodontic therapy is designed to excise all the compromised material and prepare an anchoring abutment capable of securing an eventual dental crown. Unfortunately, there are some severe cases where she might advocate a total oral surgical extraction. This will help ease the pain and prevent any existing infection from spreading to your bloodstream.
Once all infected tissues have been removed, she will suture your gums. Dr. Natasha Kotha Flamenco might also provide you with a prescription for antibiotics and pain management medication to address any pain or infection concerns. Once everything has healed, she can start the process of restoring the tooth with a dental implant. This involves a simple outpatient oral surgery, where Dr. Natasha Kotha Flamenco will insert a titanium dental implant into the underlying bone structure.
The structural bond between the titanium material and the existing bone tissues in the area will eventually replicate the root of the tooth. When it’s ready, Dr. Natasha Kotha Flamenco can construct a dental abutment to be fitted for a standard dental crown.
If you live in the La Mesa, California, area and you have a severely compromised tooth you should call 619-493-2103 to seek treatment at Helix Dental. We look forward to seeing you soon!