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A hard blow to the mouth from an athletic injury or a household accident can sometimes cause significant trauma to teeth, gums, and soft oral tissues. In some cases of severe dental avulsion, there might not be sufficient root structure remaining to treat a badly traumatized tooth.

In a case this severe Dr. Alexander Larsen and his associates might recommend extracting whatever remains of the tooth to help alleviate further the pain and prevent more serious complications. Once your gums have healed Dr. Alexander Larsen will help you understand the most applicable dental restoration options.

If the natural bone structure in the area was also traumatized or you are uncomfortable with the oral surgery required to install a dental implant, he might advocate installing a dental bridge. It is essentially a solid piece of dental work that is meant to replicate the original tooth.

The dental bridge will include open crowns on each end. The dental bridge will eventually be cemented onto abutments formed out of the core of the two neighboring teeth.

After its creation in a dental lab, you will need to return for a brief follow up appointment to have it installed on the abutments with a very strong dental adhesive.

If you live in the Orem, Utah area and you have just suffered a severe dental trauma, you should not delay in calling 801-788-4922 to seek treatment at Gentle Dental Arts’s dental offices.