A Tooth Lost to an Untreated Cavity Can Often Be Restored with a Dental Implant

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When a small area of tooth enamel is compromised by poor oral hygiene practices, the natural bacteria in your mouth can start to form a cavity. If it isn’t professionally treated, by a dentist the tooth decay can slowly start to penetrate deep into the tooth.

As this starts to happen the tooth can start to develop an increasing toothache. In time the compromised dental structure can allow the decayed tooth to severely fracture near the gum line.

If the tooth can’t be saved, then a tooth extraction is needed. Once your gums have healed from the tooth extraction, Dr. Daniel Cannon might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental implant.

This treatment method calls for a minimally invasive oral surgery where Dr. Daniel Cannon installs a titanium dental implant into the bone structure of the existing dental socket.

Dr. Daniel Cannon can do this in a single appointment where you will need to be deeply sedated. Afterward, a friend or family member will need to give you a ride home while the sedative effect clears.

Over time the titanium dental implant will start to gradually bond with the living bone tissues in the area. This will provide a very strong anchor for an eventual crown. Once this happens, Dr. Daniel Cannon can start the process of fitting the dental implant with a dental crown.

If you live in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area and you have lost a tooth to an untreated cavity, you should call 918-743-1351 to schedule a consultation at Cannon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.