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Some cases of dental trauma and tooth decay are so severe that the tooth cannot viably be treated by a root canal. In situation such as this emergency treatment might require total tooth extraction. Follow up care might include prescription pain medication and a possible course of antibiotics which will need to be taken as directed.

Over time the affected gums and traumatized soft tissues will heal. When you are ready you should schedule an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Mark Jensen to explore your dental restoration options.

If you aren’t comfortable with oral surgery and extended amount of time needed to replace the tooth with a dental implant he might recommend a dental bridge restoration.

A treatment plan like this is designed to replace the lost tooth with a piece of dental work includes a replicate tooth bonded to two dental crowns. The dental bridge will need to be anchored onto abutments created from the healthy core structure of the two nearest teeth.

Once it has been cemented into it place with a strong dental adhesive the dental bridge will fully restore the original function and physical presence of the previously traumatized tooth.

If you live in the Independence, Missouri, area and you have a badly distressed tooth, you can call 816-569-9800 to seek treatment at Truman Village Family Dental.