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Oral trauma can come in many forms and range in severity. Sometimes an accidental blow to the mouth or a hard fall can impart so much force that it severely fractures a tooth near the gumline or effectively knocks it out of its periodontal socket.

In a case this severe, you need to seek emergency treatment from an experienced dentist like Dr. Bruce Utterback and Pia Sweeney. If the traumatized tooth is too badly damaged for them to treat it with a root canal, they might recommend extracting whatever remains of the tooth’s root.

After all the compromised periodontal tissues have healed they can help you understand the dental restoration methods offered at Sweeney Utterback Dentistry. This often calls for them to perform a dental bridge restoration.

This treatment process consists of preparing two abutments by removing the tooth enamel layers of the two teeth neighboring the void. The abutments left behind by the core structures will serve as anchor points for your dental bridge.

After it’s created in a dental lab, Dr. Bruce Utterback and Pia Sweeney will cement the single piece of dental onto the abutments with a special type of dental adhesive.

If you live in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and you have just suffered a severe oral trauma, you should call 757.222.3737 to seek emergency treatment at Sweeney Utterback Dentistry.