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A severe cavity that goes untreated or experiences significant oral trauma can seriously affect the health and structure of a tooth. Sometimes the dental specialists at AZ Dental can treat a severely compromised tooth by performing a root canal. Unfortunately, if an untreated cavity has caused dangerous abscess to form in the underlying gums, or the socket structure of the tooth was badly traumatized, your dentist might recommend extracting the remnants of the tooth.

Once your gums have been sutured, your dentist might provide you with a prescription for antibiotics or pain management medication. This will help you remain comfortable while the periodontal tissues heal and address any lingering infection concerns.

When you’re ready, your dentist might recommend restoring the missing tooth with a dental bridge. This is a single piece of dental work that replicates the original tooth. It is fused to a pair of crowns that will be anchored onto abutments formed from the healthy cores of the two teeth neighboring the void.

Once it has been cemented in place with a strong dental grade adhesive, the dental bridge will restore the basic function of your mouth for many years to come. If you live in the San Jose, California, area and you have a severely compromised or missing tooth, you should not delay in calling 408-247-5500 to seek professional treatment at AZ Dental.