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There are times when a hard blow to the face can knock one or more teeth completely out of their sockets. When this happens, it often severs the periodontal ligaments holding the tooth in place and fractures the tooth at the root. This is even more likely to happen if you play in a contact sport without wearing a quality mouthguard.

When teeth are knocked out in such a traumatic fashion, they are almost always unviable for implantation. Dr. Anthony Shaia’s only effective course of action is to extract the remnants of the tooth. Later, he can work to replace the knocked-out teeth by installing one or more dental implants.

The dental implant procedure in Parma Heights, Ohio, is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Most people choose to be deeply sedated for their own comfort. This means you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home after your appointment.

To install the implant into your mouth, an oral surgeon will make a small incision in your gums to gain direct access to the underlying bone. A narrow channel will be made in the bone and a titanium abutment will be screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and it will eventually bond with the surrounding bone tissue in a process known as osseointegration.

Once your gums have healed and the implant has been integrated into the surrounding bone, your dentist will create a detailed impression to start mounting a dental crown.

If you have had one or more teeth knocked out, you should call Shaia Dental Care at 440-884-9898 to seek treatment.