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Tooth extraction is usually performed as a last resort. When a decayed tooth cannot be saved by a root canal, the tooth may have to be extracted. Extraction is also necessary with impacted wisdom teeth. Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth that become trapped between the jawbone and gum tissue can damage surrounding structures. To prevent damage and other problems, the impacted tooth is surgically removed.
A dental implant is a titanium screw placed in the jawbone. The screw fuses with bone, creating sturdy artificial tooth roots that support crowns or fixed bridges. Unlike removable dentures, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime.
Traditional implant placement requires multiple dental visits. After a comprehensive evaluation that checks if you have sufficient bone in the jaw to support implants, the oral surgeon places the implants into your jawbone. You then have to wait a few months while the area heals and the implant fuses with bone.
While you wait, your permanent crowns are made in the dental lab. Several fittings may be required, so this step may take 1-2 months. After the healing period, artificial teeth are attached to the implant, restoring full function and aesthetics.
Local anesthetic ensures that every procedure is virtually painless. But if you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from dental anxiety, Sedation Dentistry can help. Sedatives help you relax before, during and after dental treatment. You are fully conscious, but with limited awareness of what is happening around you. You may not even remember sitting in the dentist’s chair.
Whether you need Oral Surgery, trust your Middletown dentist to provide high-quality care in a comfortable environment. Contact Newman Springs Dental Care today.