Emergency Extraction & Implant Restoration-Melbourne, FL
The patient was seen in our office for a dental emergency. She was experiencing pain and sensitivity when biting and chewing. The pain woke her up in the middle of the night, prompting her to request an emergency appointment. An exam and xray revealed that a tooth on her lower right was abscessed and due to bone loss, was now non restorable. Dr. Patel diagnosed that the tooth needed to be extracted. After discussing replacement options, the patient decided that she wanted to replace the tooth with an implant. The tooth was extracted and due to insufficient bone structure, a bone graft was placed in the site. A few months later once the site healed, an implant was placed and subsequent appointments were made to check the healing and implant stability. The implant was restored about three months later with a same day crown. (Depending on the patient's healing time and regeneration of bone, the entire implant process usually takes between 5-12 months.) Once her treatment was completed, the patient was instructed to continue with her routine care in our office.More
Extraction & Implant Process
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