Athletic injuries and accidental falls in the home can sometimes significant dental trauma. In some of these instances a single tooth is impacted with enough force to shatter it near the gumline or disassociate the root from the periodontal socket.
In many of these cases the gum tissues and tooth are too badly damaged to be saved by endodontic therapy and whatever remains of the root needs to be extracted to prevent further complications. Aftercare may include a prescription for pain medication, which will allow the traumatized soft tissues to heal comfortably.
When you are ready you should consider setting up an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Steven Oshins to explore your dental restoration options.
Oftentimes he will recommend performing a dental bridge restoration. It is essentially a solid piece of dental work that will be designed in a state-of-the-art dental lab to replicate the original tooth.
The dental bridge will be created from durable dental materials with an open crown on each end, which allows it to be cemented onto abutments prepared by removing the tooth enamel layer from the two neighboring teeth.
Once it has been cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive, your dental bridge will restore the essential function of your previously traumatized tooth for many years to come.
If you live in the Schenectady, New York, area and you have recently lost a tooth, you should consider calling 518-356-5635 to explore the dental restorations offered by Oshins Of Smiles.