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A hard blow to the mouth can sometimes impact a tooth with such force that it knocks it out or causes it to shatter at the gumline. In a moment such as this, you should seek emergency treatment from a dentist like Dr. Ellen Nam.

If the tooth or the surrounding periodontal tissues are too badly traumatized for endodontic therapy, she might recommend extracting whatever remains of the root and suturing the gums. With proper pain medication and thoughtful aftercare, your gums should heal quickly.

At this point, Dr. Ellen Nam can then help you understand your options for fully replacing the lost tooth. If you are not comfortable with the prolonged timetable and oral surgery involved in a dental implant restoration she might recommend a standard dental bridge.

This type of dental work represents the missing tooth fused into one single piece of dental work with an available dental crown on each end. It will eventually be anchored onto abutments created from the healthy core of the two closest teeth.

After these teeth have been prepared Dr. Ellen Nam will make a detailed impression of the area. It will be sent to a professional dental lab to guide the dental technicians as they create your dental bridge.

Dr. Ellen Nam will then install the dental bridge using a strong dental grade adhesive.

If you live in the Rowlett, Texas, area and you have just suffered a severe dental trauma, you should call 972-475-2321 to seek emergency treatment at Rodem Tree Dental.