Congratulations! Yes, the worst part is over. Having the tooth out is more traumatic than having the implant placed.
Don't forget that the space left when a tooth is pulled is a great place for the teeth behind it to want to drift and fill in the space. That's why it's imperative that you do replace it with something.
I think you'll be real happy with an implant too. I myself have four and my DH has 7. They seem like real teeth to me!
Good luck! And, again, congratulations on taking the first step to great dental care!
Best to you,
Got the tooth pulled yesterday so the worse part is over.
Sorry for the delay in thanking your for your reply but life got busy since I posted. I will go for the implant for the reason you stated. I have an appointment scheduled next week to get it pulled but might put it off a little while if I still stressed out as much as I have been. I know that time is limited but I do have my teeth cleaning appointment in two weeks and my regulary dentist can tell me if there's trouble brewing yet or not.
Thanks again and I will keep you updated.
There really isn't much you can do for a root fracture. Treatment is extraction because they will usually infect 100% of the time and that can happen rapidly and cause a lot more problems.
Please look into an implant to replace the tooth instead of a bridge. You are right that a bridge would sacrifice the two neighboring teeth and an implant would keep the bone in that area healthy. They really are worth the price and in the long run can actually be cheaper than the cost of a bridge with three pontics.
I'm sorry this happened to you.
My best to you and do let us know how you make out.