Sometimes a sports injury or automotive accident can impact the mouth with such force that it severely traumatizes gums and teeth. When a tooth is knocked out or severely fractured at the gumline, the dental avulsion might be so significant that treatment isn’t possible through endodontic means.
In a situation this severe, a dentist like Dr. Eseoghene Okugbaye might recommend extracting whatever remains of the tooth and suturing the gums. Afterward he might provide you with a prescription for pain medication or anti-inflammatories.
After all the affected periodontal structures and traumatized soft tissues have fully healed he might recommend replacing the missing tooth by installing a dental bridge. This is a single piece of dental work consisting of two crowns that are fully fused to an artificial tooth that corresponds to the void. It will eventually be anchored onto abutments formed from the core of the two nearest teeth.
When the dental bridge is ready you will need to return to Alvarado Family Dentistry for a short follow up appointment. Your new dental bridge will then be cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive. This will complete the dental restoration and allow you to enjoy the natural function of your mouth.
If you live in the Alvarado, Texas, area and you have just suffered a severe oral trauma, you should call 888-635-6401 to seek emergency treatment at Alvarado Family Dentistry.