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A severe blow to the mouth can cause significant oral trauma, which could potentially apply enough force to deeply shatter or knock out a tooth. In a situation like this, emergency dental care is often needed to treat soft tissue damage and assess the treatment options for the traumatized tooth.

In an extreme case where the tooth is not viable for treatment via a root canal, Dr. Chad Latino and his associates might advocate a total dental extraction. This will remove whatever remains of the tooth’s root. Then your gums will be sutured and you will be provided with a prescription for some form of pain medication.

After all the affected tissues have fully healed Dr. Chad Latino can help you understand the dental restoration options offered at Chad Latino DDS PA. This might include a dental bridge restoration to fully replace the missing tooth.

This mode of treatment starts with Dr. Chad Latino examining the two teeth adjacent to the void to make sure they are healthy and strong. Then he will carefully remove the enamel layer from each tooth. This leaves behind a pair of abutments that will eventually anchor the dental bridge in your mouth.

The dental bridge will be created at an off-site dental lab. You will need to return for a second appointment to have it cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive.

If you live in the Waco, Texas, area and you have suffered a severe dental trauma, you should call 254-230-0737 to seek emergency dental care at Chad Latino DDS PA.