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Sometimes a blow to the face, or a hard fall can actually knock one of your teeth out of the socket. This is even more likely if you participate in contact sports or other vigorous activities without proper protection from a mouth guard. If there are any remnants of the tooth left in the socket Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS might still need to completely extract it.

Once your gums have healed she will might recommend restoring the knocked out tooth by installing a dental implant.

Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS starts by examining your mouth and taking a few X-rays. Then she will refer you to an oral surgeon to have a titanium abutment installed into your jawbone.

This can be done in a single outpatient procedure, requiring deep sedation. You will need to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you and help you out at home until you’re back on your feet.

The oral surgeon will make a small incision is made in your gums to gain direct access to the bone. A narrow channel is drilled into the bone and a titanium abutment is screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse to your natural bone structure.

Once the titanium abutment has fused to your jaw, Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS can go about the standard procedure of fitting you for a crown.

If you have had a tooth knocked out, you should not delay in contacting Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS’s office in Haymarket, Virginia at 571-261-2600 for speedy treatment and restoration.