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Oral trauma and dental accidents can often carry significant ramifications. Sometimes the trauma to a single tooth can be so severe that it damages the socket or the root deep within the tooth. If the damage to one of these critical structures is severe, Dr. Rebecca Barfield might not be able to treat the tooth with a root canal.

For a tooth in this condition, Dr. Rebecca Barfield might need to perform a total extraction of the tooth from the socket. Then, she will suture your gums to prevent an infection from forming.

Once all of the affected tissues in the area have healed, Dr. Rebecca Barfield can help you explore the tooth-replacement treatments available to you. One of the fastest and most effective methods is to replace the tooth with a dental bridge in Little Rock, Arkansas.

This is a two-stage restoration where a false tooth is fused to a pair of crowns to form a single piece of dental work. It will be installed onto abutments that are formed from the two closest teeth.  

The bridge will need to be created at a special dental lab. When it’s ready, Dr. Rebecca Barfield will install it into your mouth with a strong dental-grade cement.

If you have recently suffered a dental trauma and you’re interested in a dental bridge, you should call 501.228.6360 to seek immediate treatment at Jolly Family Dentistry.