Athletes participating in rigorous activities and contact sports are always at heightened risk of injury. Should a blow to the face cause a severe dental trauma, you should not delay in seeking treatment at Berryville Dental Associates in Berryville, Virginia. Our dentists can assess the tooth and present you with the appropriate treatment measures.
Sometimes we can save the traumatized tooth by performing a root canal. This will extract the damaged tissues as well as the tooth enamel layer. We can then prepare a new abutment suitable for anchoring a crown.
If the damage to the root or socket of the tooth is severe, your dentist might recommend extracting the tooth and suturing your gums. With some prescription pain medication, this will help ease the pain and allow the traumatized soft tissues to heal.
Once you’ve fully recovered, we will present you with options for replacing the tooth’s presence in your mouth. If you aren’t interested in the oral surgeries required for a dental implant restoration, we might recommend a simple bridge restoration.
This is a solid piece of dental work designed to restore the full function and appearance of the decayed tooth. It that is fused to a pair of crowns, that will eventually be anchored on abutments formed from the core of the two neighboring teeth.
To prepare the area for the bridge, your dentist will remove the tooth enamel from the two teeth bordering the void. Then a detailed impression will be prepared of the abutments, and the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. This will be sent to an off-site dental lab where your new bridge will be created.
When your bridge is ready, a staff member will call you to schedule an appointment. This session will be brief, as the dentist cements the dental work in place with a strong dental adhesive.
If you live in the Berryville, Virginia area and you have a severely damaged tooth, we invite you to call 540-955-0270 to have it treated at Berryville Dental Associates. Dr. Gina Kaiser and Dr. Nicole Malony look forward to helping you maintain your beautiful smile!