When a tooth is knocked out by a hard blow to the face or some other type of oral trauma, it can cause significant pain and could potentially lead to the total loss of the tooth. In an extreme situation like this Dr. David J. Harsant might recommend extracting whatever remains of the tooth’s root to allow your gums to heal without undue pain.
Dr. David J. Harsant will likely provide you with a prescription for anti-inflammatory or pain management medication. This will help ease the pain while your gums heal. When your gums are ready, Dr. David J. Harsant can help you decide if you want to replace the tooth with a dental implant or a dental bridge. If you are averse to the oral surgeries involved in restoring the tooth with a dental implant, he might advocate using a dental bridge.
This is basically an artificial tooth created from special dental materials. It is designed to mimic the appearance of the original tooth. It is fused into a solid piece of dental work with an open crown on each end. The dental bridge needs to be anchored onto abutments formed out of the healthy core of the two closest teeth. This calls for Dr. David J. Harsant to remove the tooth enamel from each of the teeth.
An impression will be created of the area and any other relevant teeth in your bite pattern. It will be sent to a dental lab where your dental bridge will be created. Dr. David J. Harsant will then secure a temporary crown over each abutment to protect it while the lab completes their work.
Once it’s been cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive your new dental bridge will restore the previously knocked out tooth for many years to come. If you live in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and you’re suffered a dental trauma, you should call 910.864.4646 to seek treatment at David J. Harsant, DDS, PA.