A tooth suffering from a severe cavity is often at heightened risk for additional complications. In some of these cases the affected tooth might suffer a severe fracture, or a large dental abscess could develop deep in the gums surrounding the tooth’s root.
A patient with a tooth in this condition might need a total extraction to start minimizing the discomfort while also preventing a dangerous infection. Aftercare measures might also include prescription pain medication and a possible course of antibiotics. They will need to be taken at the stated dosages and times for maximum effect.
Once your gums and other affected oral tissues have healed Dr. Dr. Michael Tornow might recommend replacing the extracted tooth with a dental bridge. This type of dental restoration is designed to install a single piece of dental work consisting of an artificial tooth, bonded firmly on each end to dental crowns.
The dental bridge will need to be supported on abutments created from the dentin layer within the two teeth neighboring the void. To prepare these structures our dentist will carefully remove the natural tooth enamel layer from each tooth.
An impression will then be made of the area as well as the related teeth in your dentition. It will serve as a guide for the dental lab technicians tasked with producing your new dental bridge.
When it’s ready it will be secured to the abutments with a special dental adhesive, which will restore the tooth’s basic function in your mouth.
If you live in the Draper, Utah, area and you have a tooth suffering from a severe case of tooth decay, you should call 385-352-3136 to have it treated at Pony Express Dental.