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Individuals who struggle with dental phobia, or simply have a bad habit of putting off their routine dental checkups are often at increased risk for problem with periodontal disease and tooth decay. In many of these instances a small cavity that affects a single tooth can start to spread.

In time a badly compromised tooth could develop significant sensitivity and a growing toothache. If the tooth is too severely decayed for conventional treatment a dentist like Dr. Alexander Larsen might recommend a total extraction. Once your gums have been sutured he might also provide you with a prescription for pain medication and a possible course of antibiotics.

When you are ready our dentist can help you understand your dental restoration options. In some of these cases a dental bridge is the best method for replacing the missing tooth.

The single piece of dental work will consist of an artificial tooth fused with a dental crown on each end. It will need to be anchored onto abutments prepared from the remaining healthy cores of the two teeth adjacent to the void.

When it’s ready your dental bridge will be cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive to effectively restore the tooth’s essential function in your mouth.

If you live in the Orem, Utah, area and you have a tooth that is suffering from untreated cavity, you should not delay in calling 801-788-4922 to seek professional treatment at Gentle Dental Arts.