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The American Association of Endodontists estimates that nearly three million teeth are lost each year from dental trauma caused by sports accidents, household injuries, and automobile collisions. While some knocked out teeth can be restored by endodontic therapy, many are lost to the traumatic incident and any ancillary harm caused to the surrounding soft tissues.

In a situation like this, Dr. James N. Aldridge Jr. and his team might recommend extracting whatever remains of the dental roots. Then he will suture your gums and provide you with prescription pain medication. This will help you remain comfortable while the traumatized tissues heal.

When you’re ready, your dentist can help you understand your options for restoring the basic function and appearance of your mouth. If you’re not comfortable with the additional oral surgeries called for in a dental implant restoration. Your dentist might recommend replacing the basic function of your missing teeth with a removable partial denture.

This special type of dental appliance will be designed to mimic the basic appearance and function of your teeth. It includes a pink base that replicates the appearance of healthy gum tissues. This type of removable dental appliance might also include interlocking wires to help hold it in place.

If you live in the Huntington, West Virginia, area and you have just suffered a significant dental trauma, you should call 304-523-3666 to seek treatment at James Aldridge Jr. DDS’s clinic.