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A diagram of dental implant at Periodontal Associates. Dental implants are a highly effective solution for lost teeth. Crowns mimic natural teeth in their form and function and titanium posts bond with and stimulate your jaw bone, allowing the Dental Implants to act just like a natural tooth would.

Unfortunately, implants can occasionally fail, and if this happens we will need you to come in so we can repair or replace them.

The Structure of an Implant

Most dental implants are made of a titanium post that is embedded in the jaw bone, a ceramic crown that acts as a replacement tooth and an abutment that connects the post and the crown. If one of these parts loosens or breaks, all three can become compromised.

Titanium is usually chosen for implants because it bonds with the jaw bone in a process known as osseointegration. If this process doesn't occur properly then you'll end up with an implant that isn't firmly in place. This will lead to problems later on.

Signs that an Implant May Fail

If the bone doesn't grow around the implant in the right way, mobility is often the primary signal that the implant may fail. This mobility is often very slight at first and usually only a dentist can see it, but as time goes on an implant that hasn't integrated properly can shift when you chew or speak. Implants that have failed completely with frequently.

Other warnings signs of impending failure include pain, inflammation, and infection, but these do not always occur. If Dr. Eshraghi notices that your implant is moving, he may conduct an x-ray to make sure the bone is growing. If the implant is failing, the x-ray may reveal considerable bone loss around the metal area.

Repair and Replacement

In cases where the implant crown becomes cracked or detached, it is an easy matter for us to attach a new, or make any other repairs if necessary. However, if the damage to the implant is too severe, we will need to remove and replace it.

It is easy for us to remove a failed dental implant, but we will need to use a local anesthetic for this procedure. Once the implant is removed Dr. Eshraghi will carefully clean the area. Then we can begin the process of inserting a new implant, making careful note of what went wrong the first time. If there is enough healthy bone in the same area, we won't need a bone graft.

However, in cases of significant bone loss, we may need to place a bone graft to improve the site of the removed implant before placing a new one. Once the bone graft is complete, your mouth may need several months to heal before we can put in a new implant. During the healing period, Dr. Eshraghi may ask you to quit smoking, postpone cancer treatment or make other lifestyle adjustments that will reduce the risk of the next implant failing as well.

Always remember to take good care of your implants by brushing and flossing daily. Also take care to eat a balanced diet and abstain from using your teeth as tools, as this can chip them. If you experience any problems with your Dental Implants, contact us right away.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please give us a call at (971) 317-8414.
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Tooth Extraction NE Portland OR

Young woman rubbing her jaw and wincing in pain before tooth extraction at Periodontal Associates in Beaverton, ORTooth extraction is a dental procedure involving the complete removal of a tooth from its socket.

Dentists make every effort to preserve your natural teeth, but in certain cases, restorative treatments may not suffice.

If your tooth is significantly damaged or in need of dental implants, extraction becomes necessary.

When is a Tooth Extraction Needed?

Dental extractions may be recommended by your dentist if you have a fractured tooth, overcrowded teeth, severe tooth decay, an impacted tooth, advanced gum disease, tooth displacement, or other oral injuries.

Discover more about tooth extraction at our NE Portland office and gain valuable insights into the procedure.

Preparing for Tooth Extraction

Before performing a tooth extraction, your dentist will inquire about your dental history.

Additionally, our dentist and hygienist will examine your mouth, including the affected tooth and the surrounding gums and tissues.

X-rays will likely be utilized to assess the extent of damage.

It is important to inform your dentist about any medications, vitamins, or supplements you are currently taking.

Based on this information, your dentist will recommend the most suitable approach for tooth removal. In certain cases, a referral to an oral surgeon may be necessary.

What to Expect During a Tooth Extraction

Tooth extractions can be categorized into two methods: simple tooth extraction and surgical tooth extraction.

A simple dental extraction is performed when a visible tooth is being removed.

The process begins with the application of a local anesthetic to numb the surrounding gum tissues.

The dentist then uses an elevator to gently loosen the tooth, followed by the use of dental forceps to extract it.

Since no incisions are made in the gums, stitches are not required.

After a simple tooth extraction, complete healing typically occurs within a few days.

Pain relief may be achieved with over-the-counter pain medication if needed.

A surgical tooth extraction is a more complex procedure required when a tooth is not visible in the mouth.

Your dentist will make a small incision in the gum to access and extract the underlying tooth.

This method is more intricate than a simple extraction, necessitating a longer recovery period due to the need for stitches.

Wisdom teeth removal is an example of when surgical tooth extraction is required.

Row of wooden tooth shapes, one of which is being pulled out of the row by dental pliers

Post-Extraction Care

Following tooth extraction, your dentist will apply sterile gauze to the extraction site to control bleeding.

A blood clot may form, reducing the risk of dry socket and promoting healing.

You may experience minor bleeding, discomfort, and pain for up to 24 hours.

Your dentist will provide guidelines for a speedy recovery and proper care of the extraction area.

After dental extraction, it is crucial to maintain cleanliness in the area to prevent infection.

Refrain from smoking, vigorous mouth rinsing, drinking hot beverages, and strenuous physical activities.

Additionally, avoid using straws as this can loosen the newly developed blood clot.

If you encounter severe pain, excessive bleeding, or fever, seek immediate attention from your dentist.

Recovery Duration After Tooth Extraction

Recovery time after tooth extraction varies among individuals, with some healing faster than others.

Typically, most people recover within about three days.

For comprehensive information on tooth extraction procedures, visit Periodontal Associates in NE Portland.

Tooth Extraction in NE Portland OR

Contact us today at (971) 317-8414 to schedule an appointment for your tooth removal.

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