Oral injuries can sometimes be severe enough to cause damage to teeth, gums and soft tissues. In some of these cases, the traumatic incident results in the total loss of a tooth.
Emergency treatment might call for removing whatever remains of the tooth’s root before suturing the gums and other oral lacerations. Afterward, prescription pain medication can help you remain comfortable while your mouth heals.
At that point, you should consider scheduling an appointment with a doctor like Dr. David J. Harsant. After examining your mouth he will help you understand your dental restoration options.
Many patients who are missing a single tooth will opt for a dental bridge restoration. This treatment plan calls for removing the tooth enamel layer from the two teeth surrounding the void left by the missing tooth. The remaining core structure of each tooth will act as anchors for the dental bridge.
Once it has been created in a dental lab, Dr. David J. Harsant can cement it onto the abutments with a special type of dental adhesive. This will effectively replace the physical presence of the list tooth and restore its essential function in your mouth.
If you live in the Fayetteville, North Carolina, area and you have just suffered a severe oral trauma, we encourage you to call 910.864.4646 to seek the treatment you need at David J. Harsant, DDS, PA.