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Each of the eight molars in your mouth plays an important role in chewing, grinding, and processing food before swallowing. When one is afflicted with a large cavity or severe dental fracture it can significantly hamper your oral function.

Sometimes Dr. Steven A. Beuligmann can treat a severely compromised molar by performing a root canal to restore enough structure to anchor a dental crown. In some extreme cases, the molar might be too badly traumatized for a root canal. In a case like this, Dr. Steven A. Beuligmann might recommend extracting the roots of the molar to prevent a dangerous infection. When you’re ready, your dentist can start the process of restoring the tooth with a dental implant restoration.

The first step in the process calls for a minimally invasive oral surgery where Dr. Steven A. Beuligmann inserts a titanium dental implant into the underlying bone structure. This can usually be done in a single outpatient appointment where you will be deeply sedated. Afterward, you will need someone to drive you home while the sedative effect dissipates.

When your gums have healed and the dental implant has fully integrated with the surrounding bone tissues Dr. Steven A. Beuligmann can start the process of installing a standard dental crown. If you live in the Carlsbad, California, area and you have a badly compromised tooth, you should call 760.729.5964 to seek treatment at Steven A. Beuligmann, DDS Inc.