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Some forms of severe dental trauma and untreated tooth decay compromise the root of a tooth so severely that it cannot be saved by endodontic therapy. In a situation like this Dr. Henry Espinosa might recommend extracting the remnants of the tooth’s root before suturing the gums.

Once this is done he can provide you with a prescription for pain medication and any necessary antibiotics. After your gums have healed he can start the process of restoring the extracted tooth with a dental implant.

This treatment process starts with Dr. Henry Espinosa inserting a titanium dental implant into the underlying bone structure of the existing socket. This can often be done in a single outpatient appointment requiring full sedation. Afterward, you will need someone to drive you home and lend you a hand for a few hours while your senses fully clear.

Over time the titanium dental implant will start to fuse with the natural bone tissues in the area. Then Dr. Henry Espinosa can start the process of preparing an abutment to anchor an eventual dental crown.

If you live in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, area and you need to restore a tooth in your smile, you should call 505-888-1116 to schedule a dental implant consultation at the office of Dr. Henry Espinosa.