Individuals who have a bad habit of skipping dental checkups are always at increased risk of suffering from poor oral health. In many of these scenarios, minor cases of gum disease and cavities can worsen leading to more significant problems.
Sometimes even a seemingly small cavity can spread rapidly. Once the tooth decay permeates the core or root of the tooth a dangerous infection can form in the gums. Some teeth in this condition can also suffer severe fractures near the gumline.
If the badly decayed tooth cannot be treated with a root canal, Dr. Jennifer E. Taylor might need to extract whatever remains of the tooth’s root. Once your gums have been sutured over the periodontal socket she will likely involve a prescription for pain medication and possible antibiotics.
After your gums have fully healed and any infection concerns have been addressed she might recommend restoring the tooth by installing a standard dental bridge. This is a single piece of dental work that has been used for decades to replace the basic function of a missing tooth.
It is essentially an artificial tooth that will be completed fused to crowns on each end. The dental bridge will need to be anchored directly onto abutments formed from the two nearest teeth.
It will be prepared in a dental lab. When your dental bridge is ready it will be cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive to complete the restoration process.
If you live in the Mason, Ohio, area and you have a tooth suffering from severe tooth decay, you should call 513.229.7801 to have it treated at Taylor Family Dentistry.