Emergency Extractions And Instant Implants

The preservation of teeth is the foremost mission of dentistry. The reason that doctors look at your teeth is to preserve them for as long as possible in the best possible condition. Sometimes, although this may seem counterintuitive, this will entail the removal of one or more of your teeth.

Emergency extractions

Teeth can die. When teeth die, they do not receive nutrients anymore, and are not connected to any nerves at all anymore. They start to turn black and will start to rot eventually. Part of this rotting tooth is located inside your jawbone, as teeth are rooted firmly in the jaw bone, held fast by the alveolus and the gingiva. When your tooth breaks, which a dead tooth will eventually, the rest is stuck inside, and is rotting. This rot can spread to your soft tissues, causing acute periodontitis, and can even affect the jawbone, which can cause very serious problems that can result in a fatality.

Extractions can also be necessary if a tooth is damaging one or more teeth around it. This is especially used in orthodontic treatment, but if a tooth is getting the enamel scratched off of it by another tooth located beneath, above or next to it, then it is time for an extraction. 

Extractions can also be medically necessary if a tooth has broken or is partially missing. If the tooth is so badly damaged that it cannot hold a crown, and is structurally compromised, it will do more harm than good, and will need to be removed. 

Extractions can and should be considered emergency if the tooth in question is causing pain and is debilitating. If the tooth hurts and is getting the way of living a normal life, so makes it hard to eat, sleep, speak and function, you have an emergency extraction on your hands, and you should deal with it as soon as possible.

Instant implants

If you are worried about being left without a tooth, you can always opt to go for instant dental implants. Instant implants are like regular implants, except that they have a tapered end that looks for all intents and purposes like a screw, and even has little wings. The wings lodge themselves into your jawbone, and stabilize the dental implants immediately. To get these implants, you need confirmation from your dentist, and you need to have a strong and robust jawbone with a high bone density and stable bone material.  

Image: 1.