This obviously a picture of a still bloody freshly extracted tooth. In my Palm Harbor dental office I rarely extract healthy teeth. Why was this tooth extracted one might ask. Note the two arrows pointing to where a pin perforated out the side of the tooth root and where the tooth has fractured due to this perforation. This is tooth #20, the lower left second bicuspid. Persistent pain and swelling were the symptoms associated with this failing tooth.
Replacement of this missing tooth can take may forms, removable partial denture, dental implant and crown or a tooth supported fixed bridge. The latter option was chosen in this particular situation.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A