Infected tooth removal and replacement with dental implants
An infected tooth is a serious issue that needs to be resolved as soon as possible. If you have been diagnosed with an infected tooth, you may need procedures such as root canal therapy or permanent extraction. In some situations, when a tooth is removed, a restoration like a dental implant will be needed. The team at Peninsula Dental Implant Center, led by Dr. Shivani Gupta, DDS, Master ICOI, can educate you on your options in San Francisco, California.
What can be done about an infected tooth?
In some cases, an infected tooth can be treated with endodontic therapy, a procedure more commonly known as root canal treatment. During this procedure, the affected and infected portion of the tooth, including its nerves, will be removed. The remaining structure is then filled with a biocompatible material that prevents further decay or infection. In most cases, a dental crown will be fabricated and placed over the top of the treated tooth to restore its strength and improve its appearance.
Do I need infected tooth removal?
In cases where an infected tooth cannot be saved, tooth extraction may be recommended. This may also be performed if root canal treatment is not successful. Extraction is done in a single appointment within a few minutes if the tooth being treated is accessible and not impacted underneath the gums.
How can I restore my smile after tooth extraction?
After a tooth is extracted, it needs to be replaced to restore the function and appearance of the smile. Many of our patients choose to restore the smile after tooth extraction with dental implants, a lasting, reliable, and permanent solution to tooth loss.
How do I find out more about tooth extraction for dental implant placement?
Peninsula Dental Implant Center in the San Carlos and San Francisco, CA, area is pleased to offer tooth removal and replacement services. If you want to learn more, call (650) 232-7650 to schedule your visit.
The office is open to new patients in and around Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Mateo, and Palo Alto, California.
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