A Knocked-Out Tooth Might Be Restored by a Root Canal

restored by root canalPosted December 16, 2016.

For many people, the concept of an avulsed or knocked-out tooth conjures up images of a single tooth knocked cleanly from the socket in your mouth. However, in most of these situations, the avulsed tooth is broken off in the socket. If enough of the healthy root remains, it might be possible for Dr. Ghada S. Massabni to restore the tooth with a root canal.

Your dentist will start by thoroughly numbing the area. Then, she will remove the tooth enamel and any other severely damaged structures. Then, she will use a special rubbery material known as gutta percha to create a post-shaped abutment. Eventually, this will anchor a dental crown in place of the avulsed tooth.

Dr. Ghada S. Massabni’s dental lab technician will then work to produce a crown for you made from either porcelain, gold or base metal alloys. The material they use will be based on the tooth’s primary function in your mouth and its appearance in your smile. If the tooth was highly visible in your smile, Dr. Ghada S. Massabni will likely recommend a porcelain crown, which can be shaded to perfectly match the color of the surrounding teeth.

When the lab tech has completed your crown, Dr. Ghada S. Massabni will call you back in for a brief second appointment to cement it onto the abutment. With proper care and cleaning, it should completely replace the function and appearance of the previously knocked-out tooth for many years to come.

If you are suffering from a knocked-out or badly damaged tooth you should not delay in calling 781.995.4445 to seek treatment at Agape Dentist in Woburn, Massachusetts.

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