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Dental trauma from a household accident or sports injury can sometimes be severe. When a tooth is cracked, broken, or severely damaged, it can cause significant pain. In a situation like this, you should not delay in seeking treatment at Oradent Associates.

It might be possible for Drs. Hoffman, Flicker, and Sher to save the tooth by performing a root canal. This will replace the damaged internal structure of the tooth to create an abutment capable of anchoring a dental crown.

If the dental trauma has also traumatized the socket or the root of the tooth was severely damaged our dentists might recommend the extraction of the remnants of the tooth. Prescription pain medication can then help you remain comfortable while your gums heal.

When you’re ready, Drs. Hoffman, Flicker, and Sher can help you understand your dental restoration options. One of the most efficient dental restorations is to replace the missing tooth with a dental bridge. This is a single piece of dental work that replicates the full function and appearance of the lost tooth. It includes a crown on each end anchored on the two teeth neighboring the void.

Once the teeth have been prepared, our dentists will create an impression of the area. This will guide the creation of your dental bridge. Once it has been cemented in place, your dental bridge restoration will last for many years.

If you live in Chicago, Illinois, and you have suffered a severely traumatized tooth, you should call 773-478-5520 to seek treatment at Oradent Associates.