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There are some unfortunate cases where a tooth is so severely compromised by a cavity, dental abscess, or dental fracture that the only viable treatment option is for Dr. Huang to perform a complete dental extraction. This will remove the root of the tooth from its existing dental socket, before suturing the gums.

Once this is done Dr. Huang will likely provide you with a prescription for pain management or anti-inflammatory medication. If a dental abscess or other periodontal infection was also a factor, he might also include a course of antibiotics in your treatment and recovery plan.

Once your gums have fully healed and any concerns about infection have eased, Dr. Huang can start the process of replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant. This dental restoration treatment calls for a minimally invasive oral surgery where she will insert a titanium dental implant into the bone structure beneath the void.

In time the dental implant will integrate with the bone tissues to provide an anchor that replicates the original root of the tooth. Once this is done Dr. Huang can start the process of creating an abutment and fitting the dental implant with a dental crown.

If you live in the Federal Way, Washington, area and you have a severely decayed or distressed tooth, you should call 253-839-4048 to set up a consultation appointment at Art of the Smiles.