My daughter had her two front teeth knocked out by a softball at 7 yrs. old. We have had root canals and crowns on these teeth, and the root canals were done by a specialist. But she keeps getting these bumps on her gums now that are pieces of metal or infection. We know that she is to the point of needing implants. She is now 23 yrs. old and lives in Alaska. Her dental expenses had been covered by our insurance while she was a minor. She is very self conscious and scared of anything happening to these teeth. Does she need a specialist or a cosmetic dentist to get the best possible care?
Linda in Tennessee
The bumps on the gum are definitely a sign of a problem. It very well may not be possible to save these teeth, and she’ll need dental implants and crowns. Getting this done, if it’s done right, could make a marvelous difference for your daughter.
I wish I knew someone in Alaska I could recommend to you. You’re smart to look for an expert, and I would focus on someone who is an expert in cosmetic dentistry, because generally when they do dental implants they are very careful about where they are placed so that the result looks natural.