An unprotected blow to the face during sports has the potential to traumatize multiple teeth. While dental fractures can often be treated with a dental crown or root canal, some cases of dental trauma can be more severe. If the tooth or the socket has suffered severe harm, Dr. Sandy Pape might recommend extracting the remnants and suturing your gums.
Once the pain subsides and your gums have healed, Dr. Sandy Pape can help you understand your options for restoring the presence and function of the extracted teeth.
Dental implants might require multiple oral surgeries and might prove to be cost prohibitive for your current situation. In a situation like this Dr. Sandy Pape might recommend fitting you for a removable partial denture.
This removable dental appliance is designed to replicate the missing teeth in that location of your mouth. They will be set into a pink material that mimics the appearance of your gums. Many partial dentures also include metal hardware that interlocks with the neighboring teeth.
To fit you for the partial denture our dental technicians will make a detailed impression of the area. This includes the shape of your underlying gums, the neighboring teeth, and the corresponding teeth in your dentition. This will be sent to a dental lab where technicians will create your partial denture.
While it will fit tightly in place of its own accord you might want to also use a little a little denture adhesive. This will give you extra hold while also helping to block out food material from working into the base of the gums.
If you live in the Key West, Florida, area and you’ve had multiple teeth knocked out in a sports injury, you should not delay in calling 305-293-1660 to seek treatment at Isle Smile.