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Dental avulsion is a technical term used to describe a severe oral trauma that badly damages a tooth, or knocks it out of the periodontal socket. In some of these cases, timely first aid might allow for a whole tooth to be inserted back into the gums.

Unfortunately, in many cases of severe dental avulsion there simply is sufficient dental structure remaining to treat the tooth with a root canal. In a severe case like this, the oral care specialists at Berryville Dental Associates might recommend extracting whatever remains of the tooth to allow your gums to heal without undue complications.

When you’re ready, Drs. Gina Kaiser and Nicole Malony and their team might be able to replace the tooth’s basic function, and physical presence in your mouth by] installing a dental bridge. Anchoring it in your mouth calls for the creation of two abutments from the healthy core of the two neighboring teeth. To this they will remove the tooth enamel from each tooth neighboring the void. The dental bridge will be created in a professional dental lab from special dental materials. When it’s ready it will be cemented in place with a special dental adhesive.

If you live in the Berryville, Virginia, area and you have suffered dental trauma, you should call 540-955-0270 to seek emergency treatment at Berryville Dental Associates’s clinic.