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Dental trauma can sometimes range in severity. More severe forms can cause a tooth’s enamel layer to deeply fracture, or cause it to fully cleave at the gumline. In some cases, a significant impact to the mouth can severe the periodontal ligaments that anchor a tooth in the gums to essentially knock it out of the socket.

In a case where the damage to the tooth or the socket structure to too severe for Dr. Anthony J. Collins to treat it with a root canal, he might recommend extracting the tooth’s root. This treatment plan will allow your gums to heal without further pain or complications.

When you’re ready he can help you understand the dental restoration methods offered at Gentle Dental Care’s dental offices. This often calls for him to install a dental bridge into the void.

This type of dental restoration consists of two crowns with an artificial tooth fused between them, to replicate the missing tooth. It is anchored in place by abutments created from the healthy core of the two teeth neighboring the void.

After it’s created in a dental lab, Dr. Anthony J. Collins will cement the dental bridge into the abutments with a potent dental adhesive.

If you live in Mundelein, Illinois, and you have had a tooth knocked out, you should call 847-566-5350 to have it treated and restored at Gentle Dental Care.