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There are some severe cases of tooth decay or dental trauma where the tooth is simply too severely compromised for even an experienced dentist like Dr. Madalina Iorgulescu to treat it with a root canal. In a rare scenario such as this she might recommend extracting the remnants of the tooth to prevent further complications.

Once the surrounding gums have been sutured, you will likely be provided with a prescription for anti-inflammatory or pain medications. If there are any concerns of infection, a course of antibiotics might also be included in follow up care.  

Even if you learn to live with the decreased oral function caused by the void, or any changes in your appearance or speech, you could still suffer orthodontic complications. As time goes on the large gap between the teeth could cause them to drift out of their intended alignment. This in turn could increase your chances of suffering dental fractures and chronic dental attrition.

To prevent these problems Dr. Madalina Iorgulescu can install a dental bridge over the void as soon as your gums have fully healed. This type of dental restoration is essentially a replacement tooth that has been completely fused to dental crowns on each end. The treatment process calls for her to create a pair of abutments by removing the tooth enamel layers from the neighboring teeth.

Your dental bridge will then be created in a state of the art dental lab. When it’s ready, you will need to return to Morristown & Summit Prosthodontics to have her cement it onto the two anchoring abutments.

If you are in Summit, New Jersey, and you have a severely distressed or missing tooth, you should call 908-273-0884 to explore the restoration options available at Morristown & Summit Prosthodontics.