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In many cases of severe tooth decay or dental trauma that affects the root of a tooth, the dental restoration specialists at Fox River Periodontics, PC’s Geneva, Illinois can apply endodontic therapy. Commonly known as a root canal, this method of therapy will remove any compromised tissues and tooth enamel before restoring the internal dental structure.

Unfortunately, there are a few rare instances, where an extreme case compromises the tooth or socket so badly that a root canal can’t viably treat it. In a situation like this your Fox River Periodontics, PC dentist advocate extracting the tooth and suturing the gums. Once all the tissues have knit and any infection concerns have been addressed, we can work to restore the tooth with a dental implant.

The restoration process starts with our specialists examining and taking X-rays of the area. Sometimes tooth loss can also compromise the integrity of the underlying bone tissues. If this is the case, we might recommend a bone graft or other procedure to restore sufficient structure to anchor a dental implant.

When it’s time for the final restoration procedure, your Fox River Periodontics, PC oral surgeon will make a careful incision in your gums. A narrow channel is then drilled in the underlying bone. A titanium implant is then screwed into the channel in the bone and your gums are sutured closed.

Titanium has a special property that allows it to fuse with living bone tissue. In time this will give your dental implant the same strength and feel as the original tooth.

If you live in Geneva, Illinois and you have a severely distressed tooth, you should call 630-232-7400 to schedule a dental implant consultation at Fox River Periodontics, PC’s clinic.