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The molars in the back of your mouth serve an important function in grinding and breaking down food before you swallow. When one is lost to a severe dental trauma or an untreated cavity it can have a profound effect on your overall oral function.

If the molar was too compromised to be restored by a dental implant, Dr. Madalina Iorgulescu might recommend extracting the remnants of the root from the socket. Then she can provide you a prescription for pain medication to help manage the pain while your gums heal.

When you’re ready she can help you understand your options for replacing the tooth. If it was a rear molar, the lack of a second tooth will not allow for a dental bridge restoration. In a case like this Dr. Madalina Iorgulescu will likely recommend a dental implant.   

The first step in the process calls for Dr. Madalina Iorgulescu to surgically install a titanium dental implant into the underlying bone structure. This can usually be done in a single outpatient appointment where you will be fully sedated. So someone will need 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. Madalina Iorgulescu can start the process of creating an abutment capable of anchoring a dental crown.

If you live in the Summit, New Jersey, area and you have a missing or severely distressed molar, you should call 908-273-0884 to seek treatment at Morristown & Summit Prosthodontics.