When a large cavity goes untreated or a tooth suffers from a severe dental trauma it can cause significant discomfort. When this happens the tooth might be so severely compromised that it cannot be effectively treated by a root canal. In a situation like this Dr. Alexander Santos might advocate a total dental extraction.
Afterward, he can provide you with a prescription for pain medication. This will help you remain comfortable while your gums fully heal. When you are ready Dr. Alexander Santos can start the process of replacing your extracted tooth with a dental implant.
Dr. Alexander Santos will start by making a careful incision in your gums. Then he will drill a narrow channel in the underlying bone. A titanium dental implant is then screwed into place and your gums will be sutured.
Titanium has a special property that allows it to fully bond with living bone tissue. In time, this will give your dental implant a strength that rivals the original root of the tooth.
If you live in Chino Hills, California, and you are missing a tooth, you should call 909-342-7945 to schedule a dental implant consultation at Chino Hills Family Dentistry. We look forward to helping your smile into a bright future!