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While its as rare, there are times when a significant. dental trauma from a sports injury or automobile accident can impart enough force to severely damage a tooth. In a situation like this, it might be possible for Dr. Amini and Dr. Chow to perform a root canal. This mode of treatment is designed to replace the damaged internal tissues of the tooth to recreate sufficient structure for anchoring a dental crown.

In a rare case where the damage to the root and underlying socket is severe, our dentists might recommend extracting the remnants of the tooth from your injured gums. Time and prescription pain medication can gradually ease the pain while your gums heal.

When you’re ready, Drs. Amini and Chow can start the process of restoring the tooth’s presence in your mouth with a dental bridge. Anchoring it in your mouth calls for our dentists to create two abutments from the cores of the neighboring teeth. This is done by using a dental drill to remove the tooth enamel from each tooth neighboring the void.

Our dentists will prepare an impression of the area including the unique shape of the related teeth in your dentition. This will be sent to a dental lab where technicians will create your dental bridge.

A member of our staff will call you back to schedule a brief second appointment when your bridge has been completed. Our dentists will cement your new dental bridge onto the abutments with dental adhesive.

If you live in the Houston, Texas, area and you’ve suffered a badly traumatized tooth, you should not delay in seeking treatment at Centro Family Dental.